Maryland lawmakers are calling for a renewed effort to ensure equitable access to water.
Politics and public policy will be on the tongues of county and state officials headed to Ocean City for the annual Maryland Association of Counties summer conference.
Hundreds of customers of Baltimore's water system received bills reaching over $50,000.
ROCKVILLE — A new study says the national capital area water supply could face considerable stress by 2040. The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin recommended in a report last week that the region’s water suppliers continue to evaluate potential new water storage facilities such as reservoirs. The report also recommends further development of […]
The Baltimore City Council on Monday passed a resolution supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed expansion of its jurisdiction over streams and wetlands. The resolution was introduced by Councilman James Kraft. “As elected officials, we know that society operates best when there is regulatory certainty,” Kraft said, according to a news release from Clean Water […]
Officials say about 100,000 residents in Prince George's County should boil their water before drinking it following a water main break.
(AP) The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission lifted a precautionary boil-water advisory for southern Prince George’s County. The advisory was lifted at 12:40 a.m. Friday. The problem started Tuesday with a break in a main in Brandywine that crosses Piscataway Creek. Crews isolated a section of the pipe, and samples tested negative for harmful bacteria. Once […]
Annapolis broke ground Monday on its new $35 million water treatment plant project, the largest construction project in the city’s history, updating aging infrastructure with a new state-of-the-art facility. “I am so impressed with this facility and applaud the fact it showcases environmental efficiencies, increased cost savings, and improved reliability,” Mayor Michael Pantelides said in [&[...]
PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation’s rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages. Now, the wastewater is usually disposed of by truck or rail, which poses more risk for accidents than […]
Baltimore’s spending panel voted Wednesday for an $81.3 million contract for installation of new electronic water meters for dwellings and buildings in the city and some in Baltimore County, where the city supplies water. The vote by the Board of Estimates to grant Itron Inc. the contract for 400,000 new water meters was taken despite rigorous opposition from an attorney for the competing bidder[...]
The Department of Public Works says water service has been restored after a main break in east Baltimore.
Ryman Hospitality Group Inc., of Nashville, Tenn., the owner of the 2,000-room Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, said Thursday that it received word from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission that the water crisis affecting southern Prince George’s County has been averted.