Press Releases

DPW Announces Public Meeting to Provide Updates on City’s Modified Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree Thursday, January 19, 2023; Meeting Starts at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, January 19, 2023, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its annual public meeting to provide an overview of the work covered by the Modified Consent Decree (MCD) for Baltimore City’s sanitary sewer system, especially the Department's work over the past 12 months. The consent decree requires DPW to address overflows from the City’s sanitary sewer system.

DPW Launches New Agency Logo to Kick Off 2023 Initiatives

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) officially launches its new agency logo. This announcement marks the first phase of the agency’s rebranding process. DPW’s rebranding will shift into implementation in the Summer of 2023 with the release of its strategic plan.

Mayor Scott and Department of Public Works Director Mitchell Launch B’More WISE

Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott joined Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., to launch B’More WISE – the Baltimore Water Infrastructure Strategic Educational Program. B’More WISE provides technical-based training to Baltimore residents dedicated to pursuing long-term careers in the water and wastewater industries as licensed water and wastewater operators.

DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards Closed: Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., reminds residents that Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022, is a Baltimore City holiday. DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSED. Trash and recycling collections WILL BE impacted by the holiday closure. Trash/Recycling makeup day is Saturday, November 26, 2022.

Update on Sinkhole at Montebello I Water Treatment Plan

"DPW has maintained the integrity of the sinkhole site, and contractors are now onsite determining the next steps for repairing the infrastructure affected by the sinkhole. We anticipate this work will be ongoing over the next several weeks."
 

Update on Sinkhole at Montebello I Water Treatment Plan

“As a follow-up to earlier communication regarding the sinkhole at the Montebello I Water Treatment Plant (Montebello I) property, the Department of Public Works (DPW) assures the public that the Montebello I plant continues to deliver adequate and high-quality drinking water.

Update on Sinkhole at Montebello I Water Treatment Plant

 As a follow-up to earlier communication regarding the sinkhole at the Montebello I Water Treatment Plant (Montebello I) property, the Department of Public Works (DPW) assures the public that the plant continues to deliver adequate and high-quality drinking water."

Update on Sinkhole at Montebello I Water Treatment Plant

On Wednesday afternoon, Department of Public Works (DPW) personnel discovered a sinkhole at the Montebello 1 Water Treatment Plant, likely caused by erosion to a stormwater main installed in the 1880s. To ensure the safe mitigation of the sinkhole, DPW has determined that the best course of action is to stop the flow through the exposed 84-inch water main that is currently partially suspended above the sinkhole. This action is out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the safety of those working at the location.

Statement on Sinkhole at Montebello I Water Treatment Plant

Yesterday, DPW crews discovered a sinkhole on the Montebello I Water Treatment Plant property. The sinkhole resulted from a compromised 108” stormwater main installed in the 1880s, which exposed an 84” water main. DPW is coordinating with our state and local partners to stabilize the site swiftly so that the pipes can be secured, the sinkhole backfilled, and water service maintained for our valued customers.”

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