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Application for Qualitative Control Waiver

WC 1323  Small Water Main Replacement
Harford Road and East Northern Parkway and Vicinity
Baltimore City, Maryland

Baltimore DPW Reports Sanitary Overflow Due to a “Fatberg”

Turns out Baltimore has its own fatberg in its sewer systems – a congealed lump of fat, along with wet wipes and other items that do not break down in sewer systems. A massive plug of grease has been growing, far below the surface, in a midtown sewer main. 


Application for Redevelopment Waiver

Baltimore Sun Consolidation
100, 200, & 300 East Cromwell Street
Baltimore, Maryland. 21231

DPW Working to Address Shortened Water Bills

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works has become aware of water bills that were recently sent out with a shortened reading period. The shortened reads were caused by a glitch when a security patch was installed on the billing computer. 

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Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reported at Charles and Lanvale Streets

On Thursday, Sept. 14, a sanitary sewer overflow occurred at North Charles and West Lanvale Streets. This overflow began at 12:30 p.m. and lasted for approximately two hours.  This is a structured overflow site which discharged an estimated 141,000 gallons into the Jones Falls.

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Application for Redevelopment Waiver

Avalon Harbor East
800 Fleet Street
Baltimore City, Maryland

New Rules for Stormwater Fee Credits Take Effect for Baltimore City

New rules are now in place for Baltimore’s stormwater fee and credit regulations. The new regulations make it easier to earn credits, and provide opportunities for some organizations to be exempt from paying the fee.


Register Now for the Mayor’s Oct. 28 Fall Cleanup

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E.,  has announced that registration has begun for Mayor Catherine E. Pugh’s Fall Cleanup.  

DPW Finds Broken Sewer Pipe During Routine Sampling

Routine stream sampling by Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) employees has found an underground release of sewage traced to a broken sewer pipe in the 2500 block of W. Lexington St.

2017 Annual Report by the Design Build Executive Committee

The Design Build Executive Committee (DBEC) has submitted an Annual Report for 2017 cover