The City of Baltimore maintains high-quality sources of water through a comprehensive program designed to minimize threats to the water supply.
DPW is responsible for the stewardship of 24,580 acres of watershed, which includes the Loch Raven, Prettyboy and Liberty reservoirs. These regional assets are the foundation of the healthful, great-tasting drinking water provided to 1.8 million people in the Baltimore region.
Protecting the Water Sources
The Reservoir Natural Resources Section (RNRS) was created to oversee the source water protection program, in addition, to maintaining the City-owned land, roads, dams and infrastructure within the reservoir watersheds. Through these efforts, future generations will have the opportunity to enjoy an abundant water supply and experience the reservoir watersheds.
Contacting the Reservoir Natural Resources Section
Clark Howells, Watershed Section Manager
5685 Oakland Road.
Eldersburg, Maryland 21784-6828
General boating information: (410) 795-6150