Press Releases

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. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closure: Monday, January 16, 2023

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., reminds residents that DPW offices and Sanitation Yards will be closed Monday, January 16, 2023. The holiday closure does NOT impact residential trash and recycling collections. 

New Year's Day Closure: Monday, January 2, 2023

In observance of New Year’s Day, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., reminds residents that DPW offices and Sanitation Yards will be closed Monday, January 2, 2023.

The holiday closure does NOT impact residential trash and recycling collections. However, trash and recycling collections for condos and businesses WILL be affected due to the holiday observance.

10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is updating the City’s 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) and is seeking input from residents and other stakeholders – including environmental advocates; representatives from city businesses, schools, and hospitals; and those who live and work in the City.

The State of Maryland requires Baltimore City to adopt and maintain a comprehensive solid waste management plan that covers at least the subsequent 10-year period. The 10-year Solid Waste Plan must be both approved by MDE and adopted by the Mayor and City Council.

Winter Weather Conditions Contributing to Increase in Baltimore Area Water Main Breaks

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is experiencing an increase in the water main breaks and water-related service requests due, in part, to freezing temperatures over the weekend and this week’s warmer weather. DPW is working expeditiously to make water main repairs and to respond to water-related service requests.

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