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Finally, a Water Bill Solution for Everyone

March 23, 2012
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Finally, a Water Bill Solution for Everyone

For years, Linda Stewart has been using the city’s water bill web site to spot check for crazy bills, and for years she’s been finding them. (Here’s her site).  Remember, the city site’s data is only “preliminary.” That’s important, as we shall see. Last month a city audit found millions of dollars in overcharges,...
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DPW to Refund $4.2 Million for Overbills on Water

February 23, 2012
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DPW to Refund $4.2 Million for Overbills on Water

The city will be refunding $4.2 million to residents who were overbilled for water and sewer services for years. The Board of Estimates voted to make the payments Wednesday morning, according to a story in The Baltimore Sun, after receiving an audit of the Department of Public Works Bureau of Water and Waste Water....
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Public Works Museum Closes

February 3, 2010
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On Feb. 3, David Scott, director of the city’s Department of Public Works, announced that midyear budget cuts by the city’s Department of Finance is forcing the Baltimore Public Works Museum to close its doors. The museum will be closed immediately, but the historic Eastern Avenue Pumping Station (the almost century-old wastewater pumping station...
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Postcards Replace DPW Calendars for 2010

January 7, 2010
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Just as we were dropping our 2009 Baltimore City Department of Public Works calendar in the recycling bin, we received the terrible news: A new DPW calendar for 2010 is not forthcoming from the city. The calendar, which we gave a Best of Baltimore award to in 2005 for being the “Best Use of...
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