Press Releases

Opening of West Baltimore Stormwater Project Focuses on Green-Career Opportunities

At a brand-new stormwater project in West Baltimore, City leaders were joined by those from Civic Works’ Baltimore Center for Green Careers to mark the launch of a stormwater jobs training program.

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EPA Selects Baltimore to Apply for $200M Loan

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) has been invited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to apply for $200 million in credit assistance to improve its water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure. 


DPW Supporting Community Clean Water Projects

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is helping to fund a Chesapeake Bay Trust grant opportunity for projects that improve communities, reduce polluted runoff, and promote natural resources like green spaces, parks, and water bodies.

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Household Hazardous Waste drop-off days are this Friday, Saturday

 Household Hazardous Waste drop-offs will be accepted on Friday and Saturday, July 7-8, at the Northwest Citizens' Convenience Center, 2840 Sisson Street.  Citizens may bring their items for drop off from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  


DPW Reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

A sanitary sewer overflowed into the Jones Falls at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, July 1, following a period of heavy rain.  The incident lasted for thirty minutes with a total release of 25,819 gallons of diluted sewer water.  Structured overflows were designed into the City’s sewer system more than 100 years ago to provide such releases when the sewers become inundated with rainwater.

DPW Issues Reminder: No Swimming in City Reservoirs

Baltimore City Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., today issued a reminder that swimming is not allowed in City reservoirs.  DPW Environmental Police have responded to a number of water-related emergencies since the arrival of seasonal hot weather. 

Discounts, Grants for City Water/Sewer Bills to Rise on July 1

Financial assistance on water and sewer bills for certain low-income Baltimore City residents will increase starting July 1, 2017, along with an adjustment in water and sewer rates. Water/sewer charges will increase by 9.4 percent, in accordance with the three-year rate structure approved by the Board of Estimates in 2016. 

DPW Offices, Yards Closed for the July Fourth Holiday

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will be closed Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4. Trash and recycling WILL NOT BE COLLECTED on Tuesday, July 4. The make-up day for trash and recycling will be Saturday, July 8.


Headworks Project Gains City Approval

Baltimore City’s Board of Estimates has approved construction of the long-awaited project that will eliminate more than 80 percent of the volume of sewage overflowing the City’s aged sanitary sewer system, and keep the streams, harbor, and Chesapeake Bay cleaner. 

Monitoring, Repairs Stop Potential Water Main Catastrophe

Crews working for the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) were able to complete repairs to a major water transmission main in southwest Baltimore that had been showing signs of a potent