Recent News

DPW Maintain Compliance With Proposed EPA Regulations for PFAS

On March 14, 2023 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These chemicals have been in use since the 1940s in a variety of industry and consumer products such as nonstick cookware, waterproof clothing and firefighting foam. EPA is accepting public comments for the proposed regulations and, based on those comments, will finalize the regulations. Water utilities, such as the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW), will have 3 years to comply with the regulations.

Stakeholders Invited to Third Public Meeting to Develop DPW Solid Waste Management Plan

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold the third of five public meetings to offer residents and other stakeholders the opportunity to comment on updates to the city’s 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan. This online meeting will be held Monday, March 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Update on Back River Wasterwater Treatment Plant Explosion & Fire

"While there is still work to be done, we are pleased to report that Synagro Technologies Inc. is conducting repairs to their centrifuge machines – devices used in waste processing to separate solids from liquids – and have begun testing the systems for their centrifuge odor control mechanisms."

Federal, City Fire Officials Investigate Explosion at the Synagro Facility at Back River Wastewater Treatment Facility

Federal and City officials are investigating the cause of an explosion that occurred Wednesday morning at Synagro Technologies Facility at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Facility. The incident happened just before 12:00 p.m. as contractors from Synagro Technologies Inc. were working. The explosion and fire caused extensive fire damage to Synagro’s building on the property at the treatment facility.

Mayor Scott Joins DPW, DGS, BCRP, DOT and DHR to Announce Bonus for CDL Drivers

Mayor Scott Joins DPW, DGS, BCRP, DOT and DHR to Announce Bonus for CDL Drivers: CDL Drivers will be eligible for $10,000 hiring and retention bonus effective immediately

PUBLIC NOTICE: Park West Medical Center Belvedere Expansion - Application for Qualitative Control Waiver and Recharge Variance

Park West Medical Center Belvedere Expansion
3317, 3321 and 3323 W. Belvedere Ave
Baltimore City, Maryland

Mayor Scott, DPW Director Announce New Plan to Help Small Businesses Compete for Utility Contracts

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell have  announced a new strategy, the DPW Unbundling Initiative that will mentor Baltimore-based diverse and small businesses and prepare them to compete on their own as general or prime contractors.

Stakeholders Invited to Provide Comment on the 90% Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP)

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) has released the 90% draft of the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan, a future focused strategy for managing the City’s waste streams. DPW is asking residents and stakeholders to help guide the plan’s development by providing written comments by mail, on the Department’s website or at public meetings.

Application for Redevelopment Waiver

901 S Ellwood Avenue
Baltimore City, Maryland