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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.