Press Releases

NOW AVAILABLE: DPW’s 2022 Water Quality Report

Today, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is announcing that its 2022 Water Quality Report is available online. This annual report provides Baltimore City and County residents with important information about where the City’s drinking water comes from, what chemicals it contains, and how it meets federal standards for tap water. 

DPW's Accepting Comments on Proposed Plan to Reduce Non-Tidal Harbor Watershed Pollution

Today, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) released a draft implementation plan for public comment, outlining the City’s proposed efforts to reduce sediment entering into the non-tidal portion of the Baltimore Harbor watershed. This proposed plan presents the City’s approach to addressing the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for sediment in the non-tidal Baltimore Harbor watershed, established by the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This implementation plan is a requirement of the City’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit.

DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards Closed on Juneteenth, Monday June 19

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell reminds residents that Juneteenth is Monday, June 19, 2023, and is a City holiday. DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSED.

Weekly trash and recycling collections are NOT impacted by the Juneteenth closure. Monday is not a scheduled curbside trash or recycling collection day.

DPW Extends Deadline to Receive Discount for Paperless Billing Sign Up

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is pleased to announce that Baltimore City residential water customers have more time to sign up for Paperless Billing and receive a one-time, 5% discount off a monthly water bill. Residents who enroll in paperless billing by Friday, June 30, will receive the 5% discount.

DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards Closed Memorial Day: Monday, May 29

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell reminds residents that Memorial Day is on Monday, May 29, 2023, and is a City-observed holiday. DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSED.

Draft 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan Submitted to Maryland Department of the Environment

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works has submitted its draft of the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for the state agency’s approval. The plan is available on the DPW websiteMDE will provide its comments within 60 days. Following the state's feedback, the draft plan must be adopted by the Mayor and Baltimore City Council.

PRESS RELEASE: Water Restored After Steam Explosion and Water Main Break in Downtown Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD. (Monday, May 15, 2023) - Businesses can now breathe a sigh of relief as water has been restored after an explosion and water main break caused a water outage at the Marriott Inner Harbor and Hilton Baltimore.

DPW Working to Restore Water After Steam Explosion in Downtown Baltimore

This evening, while BGE crews worked to install a gas line in the 400 Block of W. Pratt Street, a water main line was struck, causing an immense amount of water to spill into the street. Once DPW was notified and while waiting for their arrival, a steam explosion occurred, causing gravel and pieces of the roadway to explode. Four people were injured; three people were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries; and one refused treatment.

DPW to Host “In the Works Live!” -- an In-Person Symposium to Discuss State of the Agency, Recycling and More 

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will host “In the Works Live!,” a half-day, in-person symposium where DPW leadership and experts will discuss the state of the department and provide insight on the latest solid waste and water and wastewater issues facing the agency.

Mayor Brandon M. Scott Announces One-Time Water Bill Discount During State of the City Address

During Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s State of the City Address on Monday, April 17, he announced that Baltimore City residential water customers are eligible to receive a one-time, 5 percent discount off their monthly water bill when they enroll in the Paperless Water Billing Program offered by the Department of Public Works. 

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