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DPW issues ‘Boil Water Advisory’ for northern Baltimore County residents, businesses following 20-inch water main break

UPDATE: As of 6:45 a.m. on February 15, repairs to the 20-inch water main were completed. DPW officials say crews are on the scene flushing the pipe before water services can resume in the impacted areas.  When water services resume, residents, customers, and businesses in the impacted areas will still remain under the precautionary boil water advisory. Those impacted should continue …


Around Maryland, Health, Politics

Baltimore County, Baltimore City officials announce legislation to create regional water governance task force [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott on Tuesday joined State Senator Jill P. Carter, State Senator Charles Sydnor, Delegate Stephanie Smith, and Delegate Eric Ebersole to announce state legislation to create a Task Force on Regional Water and Wastewater. This new Task Force would be charged with making recommendations to modernize the governance of …


Baltimore County launches online Water Quality Dashboard tool

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced the launch of a water quality dashboard, a new online tool that allows the public to easily review waterway monitoring data from chemical and bacteria samples collected routinely by the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (DEPS). “Transparency and accountability are cornerstones of my administration, and this dashboard is yet another …

Sewage overflow prompts temporary closure to shellfish harvesting of portion of Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD—As a precaution due to a sewage overflow, the Maryland Department of the Environment on Thursday issued an order temporarily closing a small portion of the Chesapeake Bay to shellfish harvesting. About 10,400 acres of the bay directly off of Baltimore City and Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties is being temporarily reclassified to restrict shellfish harvesting in the area. …

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water, Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis has approved more than $12 million in grants to reduce water pollution and flooding risks. The board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Dereck E. Davis and Comptroller Peter Franchot. Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford chaired this week’s meeting. “These are smart investments to advance our Chesapeake Bay goals, protect …

Crash with wires down, fuel spill reported in Rosedale

UPDATE: Due to electrified wires under the vehicle, the driver was trapped in their car for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. BGE had to respond and cut off power before emergency personnel could get close enough to rescue the driver. Original story below… ——— ROSEDALE, MD—Crews are on the scene of a serious, Thursday afternoon crash in the Rosedale …

Governor Hogan announces statewide preparedness efforts for remnants of Hurricane Ian

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced statewide preparedness efforts as the remnants of Hurricane Ian move up the mid-Atlantic, leading to coastal flood and gale warnings in the region. Earlier this week, the governor announced the deployment of an Incident Management Team to the State of Florida to assist with the response. “In addition to sending personnel to Florida …

Attorney General Frosh, Secretary Tablada announce settlement with Eastern Shore poultry processing facility

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Horacio Tablada this week announced a settlement with Valley Proteins, an Eastern Shore poultry processing facility that uses poultry industry refuse to make food for other animals. The consent decree settles the lawsuit filed by the Office of Attorney General (OAG) on behalf of MDE in …