Press Releases

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Department of Public Works Announce Additional Service Changes

Today, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works announced additional service changes, to take effect on Thursday, April 2.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young issued the following statement:

DPW Warns: Beware of COVID-19 Scams

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark today advises Baltimore City water customers to be aware of scams being done during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scammers may call you on the phone or come to your home, claiming to be from DPW, and request money.  This is a scam, and the Department of Public Works does not make collections in this manner.

DPW ISSUES COVID-19 FAQ

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark today released DPW’s COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to citizens. This list contains information specific to DPW including information on solid waste, and water and sewer services available during this time.

Reminder: Please Protect Your Pipes: Don't Flush Wipes

Acting Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director, Matthew W. Garbark, again reminded citizens not to flush items down the toilet that do not belong there.

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DPW COVID-19 Update

In response to the evolving conditions related to the threat of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of the public and of our employees, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark announced that the following will take effect Monday, March 23, 2020.

Please Protect Your Pipes: Don't Flush Wipes

Acting Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director, Matthew W. Garbark, today reminded citizens not to flush items down the toilet that do not belong there. "I realize that we are especially concerned about disinfection and proper disposal of used facial tissues. That is admirable. But disinfectant wipes, tissues, paper towels and 'flushable wipes' DO NOT belong in the toilet.”

DPW COVID-19 Update: Takes Steps to Protect Public Health, Street Sweeping Suspended, Late Fees Waived

During the Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19), the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) has taken steps to: Ensure the continued delivery of safe, clean drinking water;  Protect the health and safety of our employees; and Continue DPW’s essential services.

UPDATE: The Mayor’s Spring Cleanup

Due to the COVID-19 Emergency Response and the need to follow best practices of social distancing, the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup has been cancelled.

“We appreciate all residents who take the time to clean their communities. Everyone can still do their part by keeping the area around their home or business clean of litter and debris,” said Acting DPW Director Garbark. “We look forward to the October 24th Fall Cleanup and encourage everyone to participate then!”

 

 

Statement: Body found at Back River Treatment Plant

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark issued the following statement on the discovery of a body at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant on February 21, 2020:

Sadly, we report this morning that at approximately 8:24 a.m., Officers were called to the 8200 block of Eastern Avenue, 21224, where the body of a man was discovered in an inlet pipe at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark issues update on February 17, 2020, worksite injury at the Druid Lake Tank Project:

I regret to report that the worker injured during an incident at DPW’s Druid Park Lake Underground Tank Project has passed away.

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