Baltimore Regional Water Governance Task Force

Final Task Force Recommendation

Complete Final Report


The Baltimore Regional Water Governance Task Force was established under state law to make recommendations to modernize the governance of the Baltimore region’s water and wastewater utilities to help ensure residents efficiently, equitably and sustainably receive high-quality services.

Currently, residents of both Baltimore City and Baltimore County jurisdictions are served by water and wastewater systems under an agreement that dates back to 1972. Today, the regional drinking water and wastewater systems, owned and operated primarily by Baltimore City, now serve as many as 1.8 million residents across Baltimore City, Baltimore County and other surrounding jurisdictions.

Due to this regional population growth and the growing complexity of the utilities, City and County officials jointly-related a comprehensive review of the shared water and wastewater systems in 2021.

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The Baltimore Regional Water Governance Task Force will:

  • Review the findings of two specified tasks of the Water/Sewer Services Comprehensive Business Process Review for Baltimore City and Baltimore County as finalized in July 2021, and other existing regional water and wastewater governance models.
  • Assess alternative governance structures for the Baltimore region’s water and wastewater utility.
  • Analyze the fiscal implications and efficiencies of each alternative governance structure, including estimated short- and long-term costs, 10-year historical costs that both jurisdictions have paid to the utility and cost. savings.
  • Recommend the governance model best suited for water and wastewater systems in the Baltimore region, and the necessary legislation and funding to establish the recommended model.
  • Issue a final report to the Mayor of Baltimore City, the County Executive of Baltimore County, the Governor and the General Assembly, no later than January 30, 2024.


Position Member Name Term Started Term Expires Appointed By
Chair Bill Henry     Mayor
Member Lester Davis     Mayor
Member Jason Mitchell     Mayor
Member Patrick Moran     Mayor
Member Kishia L. Powell     Mayor
Member Lauren Buckler     Baltimore County Executive
Member Carla A. Reid     Baltimore County Executive
Member Robert M. Summers     Baltimore County Executive
Member Timothy Barr     Governor
Member Jessica Medicus     Governor
Member Cory McCray     Senate President
Member Dana Stein     Speaker of the House
Member Yosef Kebede     Baltimore Metropolitian Council


The Task Force is currently expected to hold four public meetings:

  • September through November—Public Meetings Held
  • December—Draft Report Issued for Public Comment Period
  • January 2024—Public Comment Period Closes
  • January 30, 2024—Final Report on Findings and Recommendations Issued


Meetings Presentations Videos Meeting Notes
Task Force Meeting #1
Existing Organization & Agreements
  • September 13, 2023 – 6PM – 9PM
  • Randallstown Community Center
    • 3505 Resource Drive
      Randallstown, MD 21133
PDF icon Meeting 1 Presentation
Watch Meeting 1
PDF icon Meeting 1 Notes
Task Force Meeting #2: Governance Models
  • October 4, 2023 – 6PM – 9PM
  • Middle Branch Wellness Center
    • 201 Reedbird Ave.
      Baltimore, MD 21225
PDF icon Meeting 2 Presentation

PDF icon Meeting 2 Public Meeting Notice
Watch Meeting 2
Meeting 2 Notes

PDF icon Utilities Example Table
Task Force Meeting #3: Governance Models & Preliminary Fiscal Analysis
  • October 18, 2023 – 6PM – 9PM
  • CCBC Essex Campus 
    • 7201 Rossville Boulevard
      Baltimore, MD 21237
PDF icon Meeting 3 Public Meeting Notice

PDF icon Meeting 3 Presentation

Venue Map
Watch Meeting 3
PDF icon Meeting 3 Notes
Task Force Meeting #4: Final Fiscal Analysis
  • November 1, 2023 – 6PM – 9PM
  • Mount Pleasant Community Church
    • 6000 Radecke Avenue
      Baltimore, MD 21206
PDF icon Meeting 4 Presentation

PDF icon Meeting 4 Public Meeting Notice
Watch Meeting 4
PDF icon Meeting 4 Notes
Task Force Meeting #5: Summary & Recommendation
  • November 16, 2023 - Virtual/Online
    - 6PM - 9PM
PDF icon Meeting 5 Presentation

PDF icon Follow Up from Previous Meeting

PDF icon Meeting 5 Public Meeting Notice
Watch Meeting 5
PDF icon Meeting 5 Notes

PDF icon Draft Consultant Report
Task Force Meeting #6: Draft Report Review Meeting
PDF icon Meeting 6 Presentation


PDF icon Meeting 6 Public Meeting Notice
Watch Meeting 6
PDF icon Meeting 6 Notes
PDF icon Draft Task Force Recommendation
Task Force Meeting #7: Final Recommendation Report
PDF icon Meeting 7 Public Meeting Notice
Watch Meeting 7
PDF icon Meeting 7 Notes

PDF icon Proposed Revisions to Draft Task Force Recommendation

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