Proposed Study of Baltimore Region’s Water Supply Draws Fire in Annapolis

When it comes to what the government does, it doesn’t get more basic than providing water.

Local and state officials, who are trying to plan the future of the Baltimore area’s water supply, are proposing to create a task force to study the issue and report back to the Maryland General Assembly next January.

At a hearing Wednesday before the House Environment and Transportation Committee, no one spoke against setting up the task force. But some worried it could be a slippery slope towards Baltimore City’s water being privatized.