Recent News

DPW Detects Low Levels of Cryptosporidium During Routine Testing of Druid Lake Reservoir

Today, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announced that during a routine test of the Druid Lake Reservoir low levels of the microscopic parasite Cryptosporidium were discovered. Cryptosporidium is a microorganism commonly found in lakes and rivers, which can potentially cause gastrointestinal problems, particularly, in those who are immunocompromised, elderly, or children.

BGE Hanlon-Longwood – Phase 1 Gas Main Project


BGE Halon-Longwood - Phase 1

Locke Insulator Multi-Family Development


Locke Insulator Multi-Family Development

 DPW Launches Textile Recycling Partnership  Blue Bins Available at Residential Drop-off Centers to Collect  Unwanted Clothes, Textile Items

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW)  has announced that residents can now bring used clothing, shoes, sheets, and other textiles to any of DPW’s five Residential Drop-off Centers, where large blue collection bins will be available.

Now Accepting Public Comment: Modified Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree Revised Emergency Response Plan

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW)  has announced the release of its Revised Emergency Response Plan (ERP), a reference tool to be used by City personnel during a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) or reported building backup emergency.   DPW will accept public comments pertaining to this document for 30 days, through October 21, 2023.

Stormwater Management Qualitative Control Waiver


Stormwater Management Qualitative Control Waiver

PUBLIC NOTICE: Johnston Square


Johnston Square

1100 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore City, Maryland

DPW’s  Northwest Transfer Station Scale Replacement Work Rescheduled: Sept. 7-9  Transfer Station to Remain Open to Residents, Small Haulers

Scale replacement work at the Northwest Transfer Station has been rescheduled due to a request from the vendor. This week, the scale replacement work will take place from Thursday, Sept. 7 to Saturday, Sept. 9. During this time, residents can continue to use the facility’s Residential Drop-Off Center and small commercial waste haulers will be able to dispose of their loads.   

DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards Closed Labor Day, Monday, September 4

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Interim Director Richard J. Luna reminds residents that Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023, is a City holiday. DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSED. The Labor Day closure does NOT impact trash and recycling collections. Monday is not a scheduled curbside trash or recycling collection day.

2023 Annual Report by the Design Build Executive Committee

The Design Build Executive Committee (DBEC) has submitted an Annual Report for 2023 covering the projects currently under contract and approved by the DBEC and the Board of Estimates (BOE).