| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:42 PM
The idea of having Harford County served by a single governmental entity responsible for providing clean water and treating sewage on the whole is a good one. There are, however, aspects of such a system that deserve close public scrutiny as the water and...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A key city agency is recommending that a West Coast firm win a multimillion-dollar contract to overhaul Baltimore's water-meter system — an effort officials say is long overdue and could help end the persistent problem of wildly erroneous bills....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:59 AM
Here's the $64,000 question:
Why did a Roland Park woman get a Baltimore City water bill Oct. 12 for $64,224.85?
"It just made us laugh so hard when we opened the envelope," said Caroline Wayner, 46, who lives in the Tuxedo Park neighborhood. After...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Two politically connected firms are lobbying for a multimillion-dollar contract to overhaul the city's water-meter system — a once-in-a-generation effort Baltimore officials say could help end the chronic problem of wildly erroneous bills.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The head of Baltimore's water system spent 35 days attending conferences in the past year, many of them out of state, records show. The travel has raised concerns among some city officials, who say Water and Wastewater chief Rudy Chow is needed here to...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Anne Arundel County public schools' agreement last year to allow school properties to be evaluated as possible sites for cellphone towers has drawn a mix of support and opposition from some residents.
This week, some elected officials representing an...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
From an enormous command center in West Laurel, Karen Wright and her staff with the Systems Control Group of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission constantly check the 10 color-coded computer monitors that ring the curved room. Many of the large...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Baltimore Department of Public Works crews were working to fix a water main break near the Canton waterfront Monday night that left customers in four zip codes without water.
It was not clear as of about 11 p.m. how many customers were affected,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a 10 percent cut to the Medicare payment for dialysis — a proposed reduction that is ill-advised, to say the least ("Medicare cuts hit dialysis hard," July 15).
Dangerous would be a...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Water returned by late Tuesday morning to thousands of households and businesses in South and Southeast Baltimore after a water main break disrupted that service Monday night, according to the Department of Public Works.
The problems began about 8:30 p....
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Howard County won five awards from the National Association of Counties this week for innovative programs and services it offers to residents.
The county took home a "Best in Class" award in the Community/Economic Development category for the "Pitch...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:08 AM
The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....