Press Releases

DPW is Now Accepting Public Comment to Modified Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree Revised Operation and Maintenance Plan

The Modified Consent Decree Revised Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Plan has officially been released by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) and is available on the DPW Website for review and comment in accordance with the Modified Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree (MCD). 

DPW Offices and Sanitation Yards Closed in Observance of Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 9

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Interim Director Richard J. Luna reminds residents that Monday, October 9, 2023, Indigenous Peoples Day is a City holiday. DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSED and reopen on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

Latest Cryptosporidium Test Results Negative

As of Tuesday, Oct. 3, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announced that the latest test samples found no traces of Cryptosporidium oocysts in the Druid Lake Reservoir. The test results were delivered to DPW on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023.

Baltimore City DPW, Health Department Provide Update on Cryptosporidium, Release New FAQ Document

Today, Saturday, Sept. 30, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) in conjunction with the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), released additional FAQs on the DPW website and made the following update to the public regarding the discovery of low levels of the microscopic parasite Cryptosporidium found during a routine test at Druid Lake Reservoir.

DPW Detects Low Levels of Cryptosporidium During Routine Testing of Druid Lake Reservoir

Today, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announced that during a routine test of the Druid Lake Reservoir low levels of the microscopic parasite Cryptosporidium were discovered. Cryptosporidium is a microorganism commonly found in lakes and rivers, which can potentially cause gastrointestinal problems, particularly, in those who are immunocompromised, elderly, or children.

 DPW Launches Textile Recycling Partnership  Blue Bins Available at Residential Drop-off Centers to Collect  Unwanted Clothes, Textile Items

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW)  has announced that residents can now bring used clothing, shoes, sheets, and other textiles to any of DPW’s five Residential Drop-off Centers, where large blue collection bins will be available.

Now Accepting Public Comment: Modified Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree Revised Emergency Response Plan

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW)  has announced the release of its Revised Emergency Response Plan (ERP), a reference tool to be used by City personnel during a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) or reported building backup emergency.   DPW will accept public comments pertaining to this document for 30 days, through October 21, 2023.

DPW’s  Northwest Transfer Station Scale Replacement Work Rescheduled: Sept. 7-9  Transfer Station to Remain Open to Residents, Small Haulers

Scale replacement work at the Northwest Transfer Station has been rescheduled due to a request from the vendor. This week, the scale replacement work will take place from Thursday, Sept. 7 to Saturday, Sept. 9. During this time, residents can continue to use the facility’s Residential Drop-Off Center and small commercial waste haulers will be able to dispose of their loads.   

DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards Closed Labor Day, Monday, September 4

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Interim Director Richard J. Luna reminds residents that Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023, is a City holiday. DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSED. The Labor Day closure does NOT impact trash and recycling collections. Monday is not a scheduled curbside trash or recycling collection day.

DPW’s Northwest Transfer Station to Replace Scale System Scale Replacement Work: Aug. 31- Sept. 2 Transfer Station to Remain Open to Residents, Small Haulers

DPW will be replacing scale equipment at the Northwest Transfer Station from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. During this time, residents can continue to use the facility’s Residential Drop-Off Center and small commercial waste haulers will be able to dispose of their loads.   While DPW replaces the scale system, small haulers will be charged a flat rate of $20 per load.

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