Recent News

Street Sweeping Cancelled for the Remainder of the Week

With the weather forecast showing snow followed by sub-freezing temperatures, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is cancelling street sweeping for the remainder of the week, Wednesday, Jan. 30 – Friday, Feb. 1

Application for Redevelopment Waiver

Belair Road Streetscape
Belair Road from Cook Avenue to Lasalle Avenue
Baltimore City, Maryland

More Cold Weather Coming: DPW Offers Advice to Citizens

As Baltimore braces for a week of freezing temperatures and a predicted mixed-bag of precipitation on Tuesday, DPW crews are busy repairing broken water mains.  Extreme temperatures, and the resulting freezing and thawing activity, leads to an increase in water main breaks and leaks.  

Interactive Map Provides Real-Time Data on Sewer Overflows

With the Baltimore City Department of Public Works' (DPW) new interactive map, information on sanitary sewer overflows will be posted as soon as it is known. There will be no waiting for press releases or social media updates to obtain this important public health information.

What’s the City doing to Prevent Sewer Overflows?

Find out what the City is doing to prevent sewage from entering local waterways and basements, especially during heavy rains, at today’s Second Annual Consent Decree meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 1800 Washington Blvd., headquarters of the Maryland Department of the Environment, in Baltimore.

Weekend Sewer Overflow Reported

Approximately 164,000 gallons of storm water, mixed with sewer water, overflowed into the Jones Falls on Sunday, January 20, as a result of infiltration from heavy overnight rains.

Application for Redevelopment Waiver

Royal Farms #340
2000 North Forest Park Avenue
Baltimore City, Maryland

DPW to Launch Independent Water Billing Review

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., announced today that he is taking the necessary steps to commission an independent review of the Department’s Water Bureau customer billing operations. 

Late Weekend Arctic Blast, Protect Your Pipes

Pipes and utility meters can freeze when temperatures remain below 25 degrees for extended periods of time. That will happen in Baltimore beginning Sunday night, January 20 through Tuesday, January 22. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works offers tips to help residents protect there pipes when the cold weathr arrives.

Interactive Sewer Overflow Map Demonstration at Annual Consent Decree Public Meeting

A look at an interactive map detailing the status of all sanitary sewer overflows – whether just reported or as much as four months old – will be among the topics covered at the second annual Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree public meeting. The event is set for Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 1800 Washington Blvd., headquarters of the Maryland Department of the Environment, in Baltimore.