For the last two years, the city water rate has risen by 9.9 percent and the sewer rate has climbed by 9 percent as part of a three-year plan approved in 2016. On Sunday, it’s happening again.
In an apparent attempt to assuage concerns that she would privatize the city’s water system, Mayor Catherine Pugh on Monday announced a charter amendment to keep the utilities under the city’s stewardship.
Responding to activists, Mayor Pugh, DPW director assure they don’t want to privatize Baltimore’s water system
Fear not, Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director Rudy Chow say: Baltimore’s water system will remain in public control, despite any charter amendments that activists worry could open up a pathway for privatization.
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.
Baltimore City has officially replaced its quarterly billing cycle with a shiny new digitized monthly system.
Baltimore crews shut off water for 4,000 North Baltimore residents while they made repairs under Falls Rd. They said the work would be finished by 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, but thousands are still without water and the repairs are expected to continue into the evening.
Amid the city’s ongoing efforts to collect back water bills comes a new stat. Baltimore’s water rates are not affordable for 1/3 of city residents, according to an analysis prepared by Food and Water Watch.
This month marks the 154th birthday of Druid Hill Park, Baltimore’s centerpiece of urban greenery, and one of the oldest city parks in the entire United States. To celebrate that birthday — and also to comply with new federal mandates requiring cities to have more on-hand drinking water — the park is about to get an upgrade. What do we have to look forward to? In three words: Waterfalls and rowboats.