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Here’s How to Help Baltimore Residents Who Can’t Pay Their Water Bills

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Photo by Marcus Quigmire, via Wikimedia Commons

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.

Water Bills Will Soon be Too Expensive for More than Half of Baltimore Households, Report Says

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Photo by Ángelo González

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.

Baltimore’s Sewer-Dwelling ‘Fatberg’ is No More

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A view from inside the pipe. Image via DPW.

 

City work crews yesterday laid into the massive hunk of congealed fat, wet wipes and literal crap that piled up under Station North.

Man-Made ‘Fatberg’ Causes 1.2M Gallons of Sewage to Overflow into Jones Falls

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A small “fatberg.” Photo courtesy of Blue Water Baltimore.

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.

Glitch at DPW Yields Screwed-Up (Shortened) Water Bills

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Was your water bill for last month extraordinarily low? Unfortunately, your low household consumption probably wasn’t the reason.

City to Start Reimbursing Residents for in-Home Sewage Backups Under Renegotiated Sewer Plan

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Waste “digesters” at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Baltimore officials today approved a $1.6 billion update to the city’s existing consent decree, realigning the city’s goals and deadlines for fixing its troubled sewage system. Among the changes: the city plans to finally start paying you back when you have to scramble to clean up putrid overflows into your pipes or basement.

Mt. Vernon Intersection Reopens After More than Six Months of Sinkhole and Road Repairs

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Photo via Baltimore DPW/Twitter

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.

Mayor Pugh Shares Letter to Trump About Baltimore’s Infrastructural Needs

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Courtesy Mayor Catherine Pugh/Twitter

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.

Poor Baltimoreans Need More Help As Water, Sewer Rates Keep Climbing, Report Says

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Photo by Ángelo González
Photo by Ángelo González

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.

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