Press Releases

Mayor Scott, DPW Distribute $15.87 Million in State Grant Funding to Provide Water Bill Debt Relief Over 75,000 Baltimore City, County Residents to Receive Assistance

Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Department of Public Works Interim Director Richard J. Luna announced that 75,811 Baltimore City and County residents who accrued water bill debt during the COVID-19 pandemic will receive debt relief credits on their upcoming water bills. DPW is mailing letters to notify the eligible City and County residents who will receive the debt relief credit. 

Mayor Scott, DPW Announce Immediate Lifting of the Voluntary Water Restriction for Baltimore City and Baltimore and Howard Counties

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is pleased to announce that the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is lifting the ‘Voluntary Water Restriction’ notice for Baltimore City and Baltimore and Howard counties, effective immediately. The City’s water distribution system has stabilized and resumed normal operations following the July 13 fire at the Cromwell Pumping Station located in Baltimore County.  

R. Anthony Mills Sworn in as Chief of  DPW's Office of Water Advocacy and Customer Appeals

R. Anthony Mills has been sworn in as the City’s first Chief of the Office of Water Advocacy and Customer Appeals (WACA). During a ceremony at City Hall, Mayor Brandon M. Scott administered the oath of office.

Voluntary Water Restriction Notice Remains in Effect for Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County

Voluntary Water Restriction Notice Remains in Effect for Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County
Residents, Businesses Urged to Limit Excessive Water Usage
Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Interim Director Richard J. Luna continues to urge residents and businesses throughout the Baltimore region to support the “Voluntary Water Restriction,” which was issued following Thursday’s fire at the Cromwell Pumping Station.

 

Residents Urged to Continue Adhering to Voluntary Water Restriction Notice to Conserve Wate

Today, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) continued assessing conditions at the Cromwell Pumping Station following Thursday’s fire to determine what repairs are needed to place the facility back in service. The Thursday morning fire caused the drinking water pumping station to lose power, damaging two pumps and placing a strain on the entire water system.

'Voluntary Water Restriction' Issued for Baltimore-Area Residents, Businesses

Out of an abundance of caution, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW), in conjunction with county and state partners across the broader Baltimore Region, is issuing a ‘Voluntary Water Restriction,’ urging residents and businesses throughout the regional service area to voluntarily reduce excessive water usage. This system-wide water conservation request is effective immediately for Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County, and Howard County.

DPW Announces Selection of Solid Waste Bureau Head Craig B. Jeter to Lead the Bureau of Solid Waste

Interim Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Richard J. Luna has announced the selection of Craig B. Jeter to lead the Bureau of Solid Waste. On July 10, 2023, Mr. Jeter will start his new role, and will serve as Acting Bureau Head until confirmed by the City Council.

City of Baltimore to Observe the July Fourth Holiday, Tuesday, July 4 DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards Closed on Fourth of July

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) offices and sanitation yards will be closed on the Fourth of July, Tuesday, July 4 -- due to the City observance of the holiday. Trash and recycling WILL NOT BE COLLECTED on Tuesday, July 4. The make-up day for trash and recycling will be Saturday, July 8.

Cromwell Bridge Road Watermain Break Repairs Complete Partial Roadway Closures, Traffic Pattern Changes Still in Effect  

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) has completed repairs on a 42-inch watermain located on Cromwell Bridge Road and Cowpens Avenue in the Towson area of Baltimore County. The two westbound lanes of Cromwell Bridge Road are now open and will operate as eastbound and westbound travel lanes.

Mayor Scott to Name Deputy DPW Director Richard J. Luna as Interim Director of the Department of Public Works

Mayor Brandon M. Scott has announced that Deputy Director Richard J. Luna will serve as the Interim Director of the Department of Public Works (DPW), while the search for a permanent  Director continues. This appointment follows the June 30, 2023, departure of Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., and reflects Deputy Director Luna’s exceptional qualifications, expertise, and commitment to ensuring the efficient and reliable provisions of water, wastewater, solid waste, and recycling services without interruption

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