Press Releases

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Receives All-Clear to End Boil Water Advisory Testing Confirms Water in Impacted Area is Safe to Consume

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is pleased to announce that Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) has received the all-clear from Maryland Department of Environment to fully lift the boil water advisory that has impacted portions of West Baltimore this week. With the action, residents will no longer be advised to boil water before use.

DPW Announces Partial Lift of Boil Water Advisory; Required Boil Water Advisory Remains in Effect for a Portion of West Baltimore

DPW has lifted the Precautionary Boil Water Advisory immediately for a portion of Baltimore City and the area of concern in Baltimore County. There were several rounds of water quality tests performed by DPW in the areas covered by the Precautionary Boil Water Advisory and all results confirmed that the water is safe to consume.

DPW Issues Boil Water Advisory for Parts of West Baltimore

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) has issued a Required Boil Water Advisory (BWA) for residents, businesses, and other facilities in portions of West Baltimore, and a precautionary BWA for residents beyond that immediate service area, advising that drinking water is boiled before consumption.

Labor Day Closure, Monday September 5

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell reminds residents that Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022, is a City holiday. DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSED.

Mayor Scott, DPW Update Water Bill Adjustment Policy Providing Relief to City Residents Facing High Water Bills Due to Plumbing Leaks

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell have announced updates to DPW’s water bill adjustment policy to assist City residents facing higher than normal water bills due to plumbing leaks that can drive up monthly costs. Starting Sept. 1, 2022, DPW will change how interior water leaks are calculated for City residents and offer more flexible eligibility requirements for bill adjustment requests due to interior and underground leaks.

DPW Launches Logo Design Contest for Upcoming Cleaner, Greener Baltimore Community Engagement Initiative

DPW Director Jason W. Mitchell announced a logo design contest for DPW’s upcoming Cleaner, Greener, Beautiful-Baltimore campaign, a new community engagement program that the Department plans to launch in September. The Cleaner, Greener, Beautiful- Baltimore campaign is designed to engage the community in DPW’s work to eliminate illegal dumping and reduce blight all around our City, especially in our streets, storm drains and alleyways.

DPW Dam Jam 2022 is Here!!

It’s official, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is back outside! Dam Jam is coming back! On Saturday, Aug. 13, please join DPW at the beautiful Lake Montebello to celebrate and learn about the Baltimore region’s drinking water system at Dam Jam 2022!  

DPW Scrap Tire Drop-Off 2022

Baltimore City residents will have an opportunity to get rid of old and unwanted tires at the Residential Scrap Tire Drop-off Event scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will host the Residential Scrap Tire Drop-Off Event in partnership with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Maryland Environmental Service (MES). This event is intended to provide a free, responsible disposal alternative for residents who have accumulated a small number of scrap tires.

DPW Announces New Deputy Director Richard J. Luna

Today, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell announced the selection of Richard J. Luna as DPW’s new Deputy Director. As Deputy Director, Mr. Luna will manage DPW’s administrative operations. He starts his new role on July 18, 2022.

DPW Wants to Hear from You! Take Our Online Survey!   Let Us Know How the DPW Website Works for You!

 DPW is asking visitors to the Department’s website to respond to a brief online survey designed to gather information about the website and identify opportunities for improvements. “DPW is in the process of rebuilding our online presence and a critical part of this process is gathering feedback on how the current website is working,” said Director Jason Mitchell.

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