Recent News

DPW Director Chow Issues Statement of Support for U.S. Senate Bill to Help Families With Water Costs

United States Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced Oct. 10, 2018, a bill (the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2018, S. 3564) to establish 32 nationwide pilot programs to provide low-income residents with financial assistance to pay their water and sewer bills.

Stormwater Management Waiver

Gas Main Contract No. 14399486
St. Joseph Phase 2

City Holiday, Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., reminds everyone that Tuesday, November 6, 2018, is Election Day. Department of Public Works offices and yards will be CLOSED.

Application for Qualitative Control Waiver

4600 O’Donnell Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224

Now Available: DPW's FY 2018 Annual Report

DPW has released its Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report, which highlights how the Department is dedicating its resources to serve the residents of Baltimore. The 24-page publication helps to inform stakeholders how the agency managed its budget during FY 2018. 

Application for Redevelopment Waiver

Church of the Redeemer
North Lot Restoration
10 E Melrose Ave
Baltimore City, Maryland 21212

Sanitary Overflow on Parkdale Avenue Abated and Repaired

Crews with the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) yesterday, Oct. 24, fixed a 2 gallon-per-minute leak on a broken sewer pipe at 3500 Parkdale Avenue. Nearly 20,000 gallons of sewage seeped into the Jones Falls during the week that the sewage was escaping from the sewer pipe.

Application for Redevelopment Waiver

Bryn Mawr School Dining and Athletic Additions
109 W Melrose Ave
Baltimore City, Maryland

DPW Cautions Citizens: Beware of Impostors and Possible Scams

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., is advising Baltimore City water customers to be aware that private entities are making the rounds to sell water filtration systems. Others are outright scams or attempts to enter your home.

DPW Reports Updated Overflow Totals on Line Damaged by Private Contractor

In late September a private contractor, working for another utility, struck a major sewer line in South Baltimore. Although the initial flow had been stopped, additional overflows, separate from, but related to the damage, started up due to heavy rainfalls. This wastewater overflowed into the Gwynns Falls, near where it enters the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.