Recent News

DPW Reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works estimates that over 10,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed into the Jones Falls beginning Wednesday, January 17 ending after 1:00 p.m. today, January 19.  The cause of this overflow is being determined.

First Annual Meeting on Sanitary Consent Decree: Tuesday, Jan. 23

At its first annual public meeting to discuss the City’s Modified Consent Decree for the sewer collection system, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will provide citizens with an opportunity to speak with the experts working to eliminate sewer overflows. The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Maryland Department of the Environment headquarters, 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

Application for Qualitative Control Waiver

The City of Baltimore Department of Public Works is accepting public review and comments on this project’s application for a qualitative control and quantitative control waivers.

City Holiday Reminder Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a City holiday. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works’ (DPW) offices and yards will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018.  Trash and recycling collections do NOT occur on Mondays. NO bulk trash collections are scheduled.

Warming Temperatures Mean Reduction of Main Breaks BUT - More Winter to Come!

This week will see an increase in daytime temperatures in our region which means that the BIG FREEZE is ending. Water service lines and meters will slowly thaw, and with the gradual warm-up, water main breaks should return to seasonal norms. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works, and our contractors, are making rapid progress in repairing broken mains and addressing related issues such as leaking valves and frozen meters. 

More Than 900 No-Water Complaints; Don't Be a Returning Customer

Have you had frozen water lines in the past? If so, then the Baltimore City Department of Public Works asks you to pay special attention to the following list of ways to prevent this from happening again. At the current time the Baltimore City water system has received over 900 reports of water outages.


DPW Launches Interactive Map Identifying Water Main Repairs

To help citizens stay informed, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) has added to its website an interactive map that provides information on active water main repair work. The web-based map provides timely information on active water main repair activity that DPW is conducting in Baltimore City and County. 

Protect Your Pipes Against Sub-Freezing Temperatures

Baltimore was spared a full blast from the “Bomb Cyclone,” but overnight low temperatures are expected to dip into single digits for the next few days. As crews from the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) continue to fix a rash of water main breaks, it is urging its water customers in Baltimore County as well as the City to take some simple steps to protect their own water lines from freezing.

DPW Adds More Crews to Respond to Water Main Breaks

Due to the near record-setting cold temperatures gripping the region, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is experiencing an increase in the number of water main breaks throughout Baltimore City and County, with nearly three dozen water main breaks occurring over the last several days.

Protect Your Pipes During Cold Weather

Winter is in full force and the temperatures over the next week will be bitterly cold.  Pipes and utility meters can freeze when the temperature remains below 25 degrees for extended periods of tim