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EPA Selects Baltimore to Apply for $200M Loan

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) has been invited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to apply for $200 million in credit assistance to improve its water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure. 


DPW Supporting Community Clean Water Projects

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is helping to fund a Chesapeake Bay Trust grant opportunity for projects that improve communities, reduce polluted runoff, and promote natural resources like green spaces, parks, and water bodies.

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Household Hazardous Waste drop-off days are this Friday, Saturday

 Household Hazardous Waste drop-offs will be accepted on Friday and Saturday, July 7-8, at the Northwest Citizens' Convenience Center, 2840 Sisson Street.  Citizens may bring their items for drop off from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  


Application for Qualitative Control Waiver

Hydraulic Improvements to the High Level Sewershed Collection System, Baltimore City Sanitary Contract No. 940

Properties on Wabash Ave between Liberty Heights Ave and W Cold Spring Ln, Properties on W Cold Spring Ln between Wabash Ave and Towanda Ave, Properties with the Ashburton, Central Park Heights, and Callaway-Garrison Neighborhoods.
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DPW Reports Sanitary Sewer Overflow

A sanitary sewer overflowed into the Jones Falls at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, July 1, following a period of heavy rain.  The incident lasted for thirty minutes with a total release of 25,819 gallons of diluted sewer water.  Structured overflows were designed into the City’s sewer system more than 100 years ago to provide such releases when the sewers become inundated with rainwater.

Re-News July 17

July  2017 Re-News

DPW Issues Reminder: No Swimming in City Reservoirs

Baltimore City Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., today issued a reminder that swimming is not allowed in City reservoirs.  DPW Environmental Police have responded to a number of water-related emergencies since the arrival of seasonal hot weather. 

Application for Qualitative Control Waiver

Small Water Main Replacement and Rehabilitation  Westgate, Hunting Ridge & Uplands Neighborhoods
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Discounts, Grants for City Water/Sewer Bills to Rise on July 1

Financial assistance on water and sewer bills for certain low-income Baltimore City residents will increase starting July 1, 2017, along with an adjustment in water and sewer rates. Water/sewer charges will increase by 9.4 percent, in accordance with the three-year rate structure approved by the Board of Estimates in 2016. 

DPW Offices, Yards Closed for the July Fourth Holiday

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will be closed Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4. Trash and recycling WILL NOT BE COLLECTED on Tuesday, July 4. The make-up day for trash and recycling will be Saturday, July 8.