Press Releases

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.”

DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards Closed: Election Day - Tuesday, November 8 Veterans Day - Friday, November 11

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., reminds residents that Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, and Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2022, are City holidays. DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSED.

New Winter Hours for the Quarantine Road Landfill, Convenience Center  Open 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Starting November

Today, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announced new winter hours for the Quarantine Road Landfill and Residential Drop-off Center to better support facility maintenance and operations during the shorter daylight hours that come with the end of Daylight Savings.

City Applies Mayor’s Water Bill Discount Starting This Week

 Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that starting this week, City residents will begin to see a 25 percent discount reflected on their water bills. Mayor Scott first announced the discount following the City’s boil water advisory in early September to compensate residents for being without water and to help cover increased usage costs during the flushing process.

DPW Issues Statement: Continued Compliance at Back River Extension of Consent Order, Reimbursement Agreement

The Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant (Back River) has been in compliance with effluent permit levels for four consecutive months. The extension of the Consent Order and Reimbursement Agreement between the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the City will allow Maryland Environmental Service (MES) to perform the projects and services necessary to ensure continued compliance at Back River

DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards Closed On Indigenous Peoples' Day, Monday, October 10

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell reminds residents that Indigenous Peoples' Day, Monday, October 10, 2022, is a City holiday. DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSED. Trash and recycling collections are NOT impacted by the holiday closure. Monday is not a scheduled curbside trash or recycling collection day.

Mayor Scott Announces Annual Fall Cleanup  Call 311 Now to Register for the Mayor’s Fall Cleanup

Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell announced the Mayor’s Annual Fall Cleanup. Residents are encouraged to organize now and come together to clean and beautify Baltimore’s neighborhoods on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

Pages