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Your water and sewer bill is about to rise by more than 9 percent (again), city dwellers

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Photo by Ricky Romero, via Flickr

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.

Pugh proposes charter amendment to keep water and sewer system under city ownership

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Photo by Joe Shlabotnik, via Flickr

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

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Photo by Joe Shlabotnik, via Flickr

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.

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.

City Residents: Starting Today, Say Goodbye to Quarterly Water Bills

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Photo by Ángelo González
Photo by Ángelo González

Baltimore City has officially replaced its quarterly billing cycle with a shiny new digitized monthly system.

Thousands Without Water as Falls Rd. Repairs Compound, Rates Go Up Wednesday

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Repairs on Falls Rd. (via @BaltimoreDPW)
Repairs on Falls Rd. (via @BaltimoreDPW)

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.

Study: 1/3 of Baltimore Residents Can’t Afford Water Rates

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via Sidewalk City
via Sidewalk City

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.

Murky Waters Could be Ahead for Lake Montebello

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montebelloOne of the city’s drinking water reservoirs may be looking a little cloudy next week. There’s no reason to worry, though, city officials say. It’s just a routine cleaning.

Druid Hill Park Gets a Waterfall and Rowboats for its Birthday

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Rendering via Friends of Druid Hill Park
Rendering via Friends of Druid Hill Park

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.

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