Press Releases

DPW Statement on Injured Contractor

Today, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark issued the following statement regarding a contractor injured while working on the Druid Tank Project: We are saddened to announce that a contractor was injured in an incident that occurred at DPW’s Druid Park Lake Underground Tank Project on February 17, 2020.  

Clean It Up! Registration Begins for the Annual Mayor’s Spring Cleanup

In conjunction with Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young’s "Clean It Up!" Campaign, comes the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup.  This annual cleaning opportunity gives residents a chance to pitch-in and clean up their neighborhoods.

City Holiday: Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 17

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark, reminds everyone that Presidents Day, Monday, February 17, 2020, is a City holiday. DPW offices and yards WILL BE CLOSED.

DPW Says Farewell to Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E.

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) employees says farewell to Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E.  Director Chow concludes his service to the City of Baltimore on Feb. 1. On that day, DPW’s Deputy Director Matthew Garbark will become Acting Director.  

City of Baltimore Celebrates Major Environmental Accomplishment to Protect the Chesapeake Bay

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director, Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., joined by Mr. Ben Grumbles, Maryland's Secretary of the Environment, today announced the completion of another major milestone in improving the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay.

City Begins Recruitment for 2020 YH2O Career Mentoring Program

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young today announced that recruitment is underway for the next class of YH2O Career Mentoring Program participants.  Applications will be accepted now through February 14, 2020.  To date, 69 residents have completed the Program, which prepares young Baltimoreans for entry-level jobs in the water industry.

DPW to Update Public on Work to Comply With the Modified Sanitary Consent Decree

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Annual Consent Decree Public Meeting will be held at 1800 Washington Blvd., headquarters of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), in Baltimore. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

DPW to Provide Public Update on Sanitary Consent Decree Thursday, Jan. 23 at MDE Headquarters

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will update residents on work to comply with the Modified Consent Decree for the City’s sewer collection system. The annual meeting to discuss this is 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. The meeting is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

City Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 20, 2020

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., reminds everyone that Martin Luther King, Jr.  Day, Monday, January 20, 2020, is a City holiday.

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Water Main Breaks & Changing Temperatures Progress!

When our region goes through freeze and thaw cycles, especially when accompanied by heavy rain, the ground shifts and pipes break. Yesterday, we had over 25 broken mains to repair using our DPW crews and contractors for the work. As some mains were repaired, others broke, often many miles away. We kept at the repair work all night long.

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