Press Releases

Harford Road Closed at Herring Run Bridge 20 Inch Water Main Break

The Harford Road Bridge over Herring Run has been temporarily closed to traffic  between Argonne Drive and Chesterfield Avenue. This is due to a water main break that has occurred under the deck of the bridge.  Harford Road is closed in both northbound and southbound directions.

Earth Day, Saturday April 22, 2017 FREE Shred Day!

Cleaning out your filing cabinet? Bring your sensitive documents to the Baltimore City Department of Public Works free shredding event on Saturday, April 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Edmondson Westside High school, 501 N. Athol Avenue, 21229


Don't Miss Out - Sign Up by April 24 for Mayor Catherine E. Pugh’s Spring Cleanup

Now is your opportunity to join the 235 communities that have already signed up for Mayor Catherine E. Pugh’s Spring Cleanup. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E. has announced that Nathaniel Krause, an Engineer II in DPW’s Office of Compliance and Laboratories, has been named 2017 Young Engineer of the Year by the Engineering Society of Baltimore (ESB).


Sewer Overflow Reports

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) estimates that 3.1 million gallons of rain water combined with waste water was released from four structured overflows into the Jones Falls as a result of heavy rains infiltrating and overwhelming the sewer mains on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

DPW Offices, Yards Closed: Good Friday Holiday

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., reminds everyone that Good Friday, April 14, 2017, is a City holiday. DPW offices and yards will be CLOSED.

Household Hazardous Waste Collections Start April 7-8

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) encourages citizens to continue to take advantage of its spring cleaning initiatives. City residents are reminded to sign up for the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup set for Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

DPW Reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows

Following the heavy rain that fell Friday, March 31, about 2.7 million gallons of sewer water was released from three underground locations into the Jones Falls.

Mulberry Street Reopens With Sewer Infrastructure Work Completed

Extensive sewer infrastructure repairs, and improvements to other underground utilities, has kept the 500 block of West Mulberry Street closed since that street collapsed on July 4, 2016. 

DPW Welcomes Spring with Array of Cleaning Opportunities

Welcoming the first day of spring, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) stands ready to help residents clear their homes of clutter by shredding documents, recycling unwanted items, and properly disposing of household hazardous waste.