Press Releases

DPW Announces Immediate Lift of Precautionary Boil Water Advisory in Cockeysville, Hunt Valley, Sparks and Broadmead

On Friday, February 17, 2023, DPW announced that the Precautionary Boil Water Advisory (BWA) has been lifted, effective immediately, for the Cockeysville, Hunt Valley, Sparks and Broadmead areas of Northern Baltimore County. In compliance with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)regulations, water sampling was conducted at sites in these impacted areas and all results confirmed water is safe to consume.  

Progress Continues on the 20-Inch Water Main Repair Boil Water Advisory Remains in Effect

The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory (BWA) issued Tuesday night by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) remains in effect for the Cockeysville, Hunt Valley, Sparks, and Broadmead communities in Northern Baltimore County following a 20-inch water main break Monday evening along 13816 York Road. DPW has completed the repair of the 20-inch water main and has flushed and restored water to the system. We are currently in the process of restoring the worksite and anticipate re-opening the impacted portion of York Road by Thursday afternoon. 

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Issues a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for Northern Baltimore County Residents and Businesses Impacted by 20-inch Water Main Break

Out of an abundance of caution, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) today issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory (BWA) impacting the Cockeysville, Hunt Valley, Sparks, and Broadmead communities in Northern Baltimore County following a 20-inch water main break Monday evening along 13816 York Road. Repairs to this broken water main remain ongoing by DPW. To see if you are affected by the Boil Water Advisory, use the Interactive Map to determine if you are impacted.

Baltimore City Residents Invited to First of Five Public Meetings to Gather Feedback on Development of 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold the first of five public meetings on February 22 to gather feedback on the 60 percent draft of the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan. DPW is encouraging residents, people who work in Baltimore, environmental advocates, business and education leaders, and all other stakeholders to participate in the development of the plan by attending meetings or submitting comments for discussion.   

DPW’s Accepting Applications for the 2023 YH2O Career Mentoring Program Application Deadline: February 24

This award-winning, job-readiness program helps prepare young Baltimore City adults for public works careers. Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 24. Applicants’ interviews will be held Monday, March 13, and Tuesday, March 14. The 2023 YH2O Career Mentoring Program begins Monday, March 20.

Now Available! Baltimore City Residents with Unpaid Water Bill Balances Can Sign Up for PromisePay Payment Plan

DPW Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., is pleased to announce the launch of DPW's Water Affordability Portal, where Baltimore City residents with unpaid water bills can sign up for interest-free PromisePay payment plans and determine their eligibility for additional water affordability programs.

Mayor Scott , DPW Director Mitchell Announce Launch of Paperless Water Billing Option

Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., announced that Baltimore City residents now have the option to sign up for paperless water billing rather than receive a monthly bill in the mail. In addition, DPW will implement PromisePay, a new payment plan program designed to assist residents who have fallen behind with their water bill payments.

DPW is Now Accepting Public Comment to Modified Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree Phase II Plan Report 

The Modified Consent Decree Phase II Plan Report has officially been released by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) and is posted on the DPW Website for review and comment in accordance with the Modified Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree (MCD). 

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Details Months of Progress at Back River as the Consent Order Extends

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (“DPW”)  has announced key improvements made at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant (“WWTP”) over the past eight months. The Consent Order and Revised Directive extension, issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment (“MDE”) to build on the collaborative efforts of DPW and the Maryland Environmental Service (“MES”) and to ensure continued compliance at Back River, has been extended through April 30, 2023.

DPW to Hold Public Meeting to Provide Updates on City’s Modified Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree Register Now for the Thursday, January 19 In-Person Meeting

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its Annual Consent Decree Public Information Session on Thursday, January 19, 2023beginning at 6 p.m. at 1800 Washington Blvd., the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) headquarters in Baltimore. 

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