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Application for Qualitative and Quantitative Control Waiver

Garrett Park Phase 3 Improvements: Southwest Entry
3560 3rd Street
Baltimore City, Maryland

No Raw Sewage Found in the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant Outfall

The Department of Public Works (DPW) maintains that the continuous characterization of discharges from the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant as untreated wastewater is absolutely not factual. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) examined a sample of solid waste materials observed earlier this week (April 14) in Back River.

CITY HOLIDAY: Good Friday, April 15, 2022 DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards - CLOSED

DPW reminds residents that Good Friday, April 15, 2022, is a City holiday.  DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSED. There will be no trash or recycling collections on Good Friday. Trash and recycling collections, normally scheduled for Friday, April 15, will be collected on the make-up day, Saturday, April 16.

Application for Qualitative Control Waiver

Improvements to Horner’s Lane Siphon across Armistead Run
Horner’s Lane from North of Federal St. to Armistead Way
Baltimore City, Maryland

DPW Working Closely with Regulator to Implement Back River Improvements

Recent public pronouncements about the quality of the treated effluent coming from Baltimore’s Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant (BRWWTP) have implied that untreated sewage is being discharged into Back River. This is not the case. This regional facility that treats wastewater generated by approximately 1.6 million people in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area every day, is delivering highly treated effluent back into the environment. From the very outset the City of Baltimore’s primary objective has been, and will always remain, optimizing performance at the Back River plant.

Spring Clean With DPW: Mayor’s Cleanup! Shred Day! Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off!

It’s Spring in Baltimore! And, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is ready to help residents clear their homes of clutter by shredding documents, recycling unwanted items, and properly disposing of household hazardous waste. 

Application for Qualitative Control Waiver

Sorrento Avenue
106 & 108 Sorrento Ave,
Baltimore City, Maryland 21229

Application for Redevelopment Waiver

Paved Storage Yard
6709 Pulaski Highway
Baltimore City, Maryland

Application for Quantitative/Qualitative Control Waiver


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Application for Quality Waiver

Wheelabrator Technologies Trailer Parking Pad
1801 Annapolis Road
Baltimore City, Maryland