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BGE suspends service disconnections, waives late fees through at least June 1

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE is extending its moratorium on service disconnections for nonpayment and is waiving new late payment fees through at least June 1, 2020—one month beyond the original moratorium announced on March 13—as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an unprecedented impact on central Maryland. As officials across the country, including Maryland, have enacted stay-at-home or similar orders to ensure …


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Water main break reported in Parkville

PARKVILLE, MD—A water main break in Parkville has left many residents without water. The Department of Public Works reports that a six-inch diameter water main has broken at in the 7400-block of Park Drive (21234). Seventy customers and three hydrants are currently without service. There has been no ETA on repairs. Motorists should use caution in the area. Story continues …


Department of Public Works warns residents of new COVID-19 scams

UPDATE: Comptroller Peter Franchot is also warning residents to be wary of stimulus scams.  More in the tweet embedded below. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark on Monday advised Baltimore-area water customers to be aware of scams being done during the COVID-19 pandemic. DPW advises that scammers may call customers on the …

DPW takes steps to protect public health during COVID-19 pandemic, Loch Raven Drive to remain open

BALTIMORE, MD—During the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (which also handles drinking water for Baltimore County) has taken steps to: Ensure the continued delivery of safe, clean drinking water Protect the health and safety of our employees Continue DPW’s essential services DPW officials say their water filtration and disinfection process and testing procedures ensure that …

Governor Hogan shuts down all bars and restaurants, reopening closed hospitals [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held an emergency press conference on Monday morning to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At Monday’s briefing, the governor announced that he had signed an executive order closing all bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms as of 5 p.m. on Monday.  Delivery and carry-out services will remain unaffected. Gatherings will be limited to 50 people, consistent …

Olszewski: Gatherings of over 50 people prohibited, evictions suspended, water shutoffs halted

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced a series of new efforts to further expand Baltimore County’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to promote social distancing in order to slow the spread of the virus. Large Gatherings of Over 50 People Prohibited In accordance with the CDC’s new interim guidelines, County Executive Olszewski issued an executive …

BGE suspending service disconnections, waiving new late payment charges until May 1

UPDATE: BGE has announced that they will extend this ‘grace period’ to June 1, 2020. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent state of emergency that has been declared in Maryland, and with many businesses and institutions following Centers for Disease Control Guidance to temporarily shut down or limit operations to slow the virus spread, …

Water service disruption expected in Seven Courts community on Friday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Residents in Nottingham’s Seven Courts community should expect water service disruption later this week. The Department of Public Works will be repairing a 24-inch main in the 9300-block of Seven Courts Drive (21236), according to Councilman David Marks. The repair work will be done between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020. If water service is …