Baltimore City, County to host public meetings to update residents on process to report water service line material

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore Service Line Partnership has announced two public meetings for Baltimore City and County residents to learn what water customers need to do to identify and report their water service line material. The Baltimore Service Line Partnership is a collaboration between the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Baltimore County Department of Public Works and […]

Baltimore County, City form Service Line Partnership to guide residents through the EPA lead and copper inventory

BALTIMORE, MD—The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Baltimore County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPWT) have formed the Baltimore Service Line Partnership, a collaboration to address new federal regulations aimed at protecting communities from lead exposure in drinking water. The Partnership is managing a comprehensive program to identify lead service lines in the Baltimore water […]

Governor Moore announces Maryland’s commitment to Baltimore Workforce Hub, highlights local job creation

ANNAPOLIS, MD — This week, Governor Wes Moore joined Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Mitch Landrieu, and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen at Carver Vocational School to announce Amtrak, Baltimore City, and the state of Maryland’s commitment to support the Baltimore Workforce Hub. Through the Workforce Hubs Initiative, the […]

Governor Moore named Chesapeake Executive Council chair

ANNAPOLIS, MD—This week, Governor Wes Moore was unanimously elected to serve as chair of the bipartisan Chesapeake Executive Council during a meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.. The council, which serves as the primary policy and leadership body of the formal Chesapeake Bay Partnership’s effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, is comprised of the nine signatories […]

Latest round of Baltimore DPW water testing shows no sign of parasite

BALTIMORE, MD—On Tuesday, the Baltimore Department of Public Works announced that the latest test samples found no traces of Cryptosporidium oocysts in the Druid Lake Reservoir. The test results were delivered to DPW on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. On Thursday, September 28, DPW announced that it had discovered low levels (0.09 Cryptosporidium Oocyst/Liter) of the microscopic parasite Cryptosporidium during a […]

Water advisory issued for parts of Baltimore County after low levels of microscopic parasite detected

UPDATE: The latest round of testing on October 3 showed no sign of the parasite mentioned below. Original story below… BALTIMORE, MD—On Thursday, the Baltimore Department of Public Works announced that, during a routine test of the Druid Lake Reservoir, low levels of the microscopic parasite Cryptosporidium were discovered. Cryptosporidium is a microorganism commonly found in lakes and rivers, which […]

NOW YOU KNOW: A big task ahead for new water task force

The following is an op-ed piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Last week, a press release was issued from Baltimore County regarding membership in the Baltimore Regional Water Governance Task Force, created by the General Assembly earlier this year. We have been asked to share the information regarding upcoming meeting dates with our constituents so that this process […]