Whether or not you agree with one independent economist’s thesis that the city’s water rates are contributing to a downward spiral for the city and low-income Baltimoreans, there’s not much to argue: Water service is becoming less affordable for a sizable share of local residents.
Baltimore’s ongoing water and sewer rate hikes are fast becoming too expensive for most of the city, according to a new report by an independent economist.
The creatures that inhabit Baltimore’s Jones Falls are more than familiar with the putrid overflows that arrive with even moderate rains. But last Thursday, on what should have been an off day for sewer discharges, a whopping 1.2 million gallons entered the waterway thanks to a gunky, man-made buildup in a sewer line running below Station North.
Was your water bill for last month extraordinarily low? Unfortunately, your low household consumption probably wasn’t the reason.
Half a year after a broken sewer main caused a section of Cathedral Street in Mount Vernon to collapse, the city announced today that public works crews have fixed the sinkhole and reopened the road.
When Mayor Catherine Pugh handed off a letter to Donald Trump at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, she was making an appeal for help from Trump’s incoming administration for several of Baltimore’s most pressing infrastructure issues.
No one likes a higher water bill. However, ongoing increases in the water and sewer rates in Baltimore could leave Baltimore’s impoverished residents in particularly dire straits without more help from the city, according to a new report from the Abell Foundation.