Business, Health, Politics

Baltimore County to secure outside vendor to assist with water billing

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced that Baltimore County would hire an outside contractor to assist with water meter readings, and will deploy County staff to assist the Baltimore City Department of Public Works with sending bills to County customers in order to avoid any further billing delays. “Residents deserve to have their water bills delivered in an …


Health, Traffic

Water main break reported in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Crews are on the scene of a water main break in Perry Hall. Reports indicate that a 12-inch main has ruptured in the 9800-block of Belair Road. The Maryland State Highway Administration reports that the right lane along northbound Belair Road will be shut down between Honeygo Boulevard and Forge Road until around 11 p.m. on Monday night …


Water main break reported in Overlea

OVERLEA, MD—Crews are on the scene of a water main break in Overlea/Fullerton. The Department of Public Works reports that a 12-inch diameter water main has ruptured at 7001 Belair Road (21206). Seventy customers and one hydrant are currently without of service. DPW says crews are on the scene and working to fix the break;. One slow lane has been …

Councilman Marks provides update on Forge Road water project

PERRY HALL, MD—Councilman David Marks on Wednesday provided an update on the Forge Road water project. The project is currently approximately 75 percent completed. When the installation of the water main and services is completed, Baltimore County will be resurfacing the travel lane that includes the trench. Paving will either occur in the late fall or early spring, weather permitting. …

Water main break reported in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—A water main break in Rosedale has left many residents without service. The Department of Public Works reports that a ten-inch diameter water main has ruptured in the 6700-block of Golden Ring Road (21237). Fifty customers, three hydrants, and one un-named major facility are without service. There has been no ETA on repairs. Motorists should use caution in the …

Water main break leaves Parkville, Towson residents without service

PARKVILLE, MD—Crews are on the scene of a water main break in the Towson/Parkville area. A 20-inch diameter water main has ruptured in the 1600-block of East Joppa Road near the Loch Raven Boulevard intersection. Officials say 25 water customers, including a number of businesses, have lost water or are losing pressure. At least one fire hydrant is out of …

County Council passes Marks’ legislation to prohibit water shutoff, address school overcrowding

PERRY HALL, MD—At its meeting on August 3rd, the Baltimore County Council passed five pieces of legislation sponsored by Baltimore County Councilman David Marks: Legislation that prohibits a county contractor from shutting off water in hot temperatures unless notice has been provided to affected residents 72 hours in advance. This bill was prompted by a water shutoff in early June …