| 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...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Hooray for Del. Heather Mizeur for staring down oil companies over fracking in Maryland ("No studies? No fracking," Sept. 13). Delegate Mizeur is demanding solid, scientific studies of all the risks of fracking before allowing it here. The oil industry...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Aberdeen residents could see some increases in their bills for 2014, although property taxes will probably stay the same, city manager Doug Miller told the city council during a Monday work session.
He said he hoped to have the city budget ready for...
| Jun 30, 2013
Three orange engines sit in a building on the sprawling grounds of the Back River wastewater treatment plant, producing a steady din. And about 20 percent of the electricity the facility needs.
"It's basically a mini power plant," said Ted Atwood,...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 6:45 AM
I am writing in response to Sen. E.J. Pipkin's letter to the editor in which he called me the state's land planning czar ("O'Malley is waging war on rural Maryland," Feb. 26). The senator may think such name-calling and his "war on rural Maryland"...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Health officials continue to investigate how contaminated hot water sickened nearly two dozen people at the Johns Hopkins at Keswick complex Monday, but the case is similar to previous ones involving faulty water-heating systems that let chemicals mix...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:04 PM
At least 12 people with symptoms of illness were reported at Johns Hopkins at Keswick in North Baltimore on Monday, almost a week after nearly two dozen people fell ill from a contaminated water source at the hospital and university system's...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Baltimore water officials have been dogged in the past year by a series of extremely public problems: widespread billing errors that required millions in refunds, massive water main breaks that closed downtown streets, and a collapsed stormwater culvert...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:17 PM
A City Council committee on Tuesday approved a 16 percent cut to Baltimore's proposed storm water fees.
Under a plan that will go to the full council for a vote Monday, homeowners would pay $40 to $120 per year. That's down from a range of $48 to $144....
| May 31, 2013
| 1:18 PM
As the first heat wave hit the city mid-week, at least four schools ran out of drinking water, city school officials confirmed.
The Sun received emails from around the city reporting that schools hadn't received deliveries from water companies--and...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Catherine R. Kane, a Harford County government administrator who earlier had worked for the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, died Feb. 12 from colon cancer at her Bel Air home. She was 65.
"She really was an important part of Social...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Customers of Baltimore's water system would see their water bills go up 15 percent — more than expected — under a proposal the Department of Public Works announced Monday.
The projected rate hike follows years of increases and will bring a...