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Baltimore Will Buy Solar Power from Constellation

Posted: July 22, 2015

BALTIMORE, MD — The City of Baltimore has agreed to purchase almost 4 percent of its annual electricity use from a new solar power generating plant to be built by Constellation Solar, a subsidiary of Exelon. The 15-year agreement means Baltimore gets clean electricity at a price below current...

DPW Announces Weather-Related Service Change

Posted: July 20, 2015

BALTIMORE, MD – Director Rudolph S. Chow has announced that due to the extreme hot weather, Public Works’ trash and recycling collection services will begin at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21. Bulk collections will occur as scheduled. As a reminder, bulk collections must be scheduled...

Emergency Work Completed on 10-Foot Storm Drain

Posted: July 08, 2015

BALTIMORE, MD - Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., today announced that emergency work has been completed on a 10-foot diameter storm drain culvert at Washington and Eager Streets. Paving is completed, and the streets are now reopened to traffic. A deteriorati...

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reported in 4000 Block of Edmondson Avenue

Posted: July 08, 2015

BALTIMORE - Shortly after noon on Wednesday, July 8, crews from the Baltimore City Department of Public Works were able to abate a sanitary sewer overflow that resulted in more than 31,000 gallons reaching a storm drain that empties into the Gwynns Falls.  The Maryland Department of the Environ...

Independence Day Holiday - Friday, July 3, 2015

Posted: July 02, 2015

BALTIMORE, MD — Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., reminds everyone that Independence Day will be observed by Baltimore City on  Friday, July 3 as a City Holiday. Department of Public Works offices and yards WILL BE CLOSED that day and July 4.&...

11 Percent Water/Sewer Rate Increase Effective July 1

Posted: June 30, 2015

BALTIMORE —The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announced today that financial assistance to help low-income City residents pay their water bills will increase Wednesday, July 1, along with an adjustment in water and sewer rates. This marks the final year of a three- year rate a...

Emergency Work Tonight Will Leave 4,000 Services Temporarily Without Water

Posted: June 29, 2015

BALTIMORE - Emergency repairs to two water valves at Falls Road near Lake Avenue will leave approximately 4,000 customers without water overnight. Maintenance crews from the Baltimore City Department of Public Works will begin work at 9 p.m. Monday, June 29. The impact to water service will be no...

Heavy, Sustained Rainfall Led to 3rd Sewer Overflow

Posted: June 28, 2015

Baltimore - Heavy rainfall on Saturday led to a third sanitary sewer overflow of approximately 68,000 gallons. This one occurred in the 2200 block of Falls Road. The overflow stopped late last night. This was in addition to a an estimated 51,000 gallons from a sanitary sewer line overflow last night...

Heavy, Sustained Rainfall Leads to Sewer Overflows

Posted: June 28, 2015

Baltimore - Heavy rainfall led to an overflow of an estimated 51,000 gallons from a sanitary sewer line on the night of June 27 in the 1700 block of East Chase Street. A crew from the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) responded and found the sewer line had taken on more water than coul...

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Reports Sewer Overflow

Posted: June 28, 2015

Baltimore - A Sanitary Sewer overflow occurred the evening of June 27 at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wagner’s Point. The overflow began at approximately 5:30 P.M. and, except for a minor residual, was stopped about 9:30 P.M. Early estimates place the overflow at about 100,000 to...
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