DPW Press Release

 Exterior Walls and Roof Completed on First Druid Lake Water Tank

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Acting Director, Matthew W. Garbark today announced that a milestone has been reached in construction of the finished drinking water tanks at the Druid Lake Reservoir. Workers have now completed the walls and roof on one of the two storage tanks being constructed at the site.

The tanks are being installed to comply with U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act regulations to keep finished drinking water free of contaminants. Together, the tanks will accommodate 50 million gallons (mg) of drinking water: 18mg in the smaller tank and 32mg in the larger one. The larger tank is at the 60% completion mark.

The total cost of the completed project is approximately $140 million. The project is currently in line with the budget and on schedule to meet the Consent Decree deadline of having the tanks on-line and connected to the water system.

City officials broke ground on the new Druid Lake in May 2017.  Project completion is scheduled for Spring 2022. Guilford Reservoir and Lake Ashburton are also having tanks installed at this time.

Celebrate National Drinking Water Week by learning more about your water, visit publicworks.baltimorecity.gov.

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Extended Hours and New Locations for Community Collection Recycling Centers

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark today announced the findings of the assessment of the Community Collection Centers for recycling locations under the Solid Waste Continuity of Service Plan. Effective Monday, Sept. 14, the Community Collection Centers’ hours for all locations will be extended on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The Centers will continue to be open to City residents Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm for recycling drop-off.  The Citizens’ Convenience Drop-Off Centers’ hours will remain unchanged.

Labor Day Holiday Notice

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark reminds citizens that Labor Day, Monday, September 7, is a City holiday. DPW offices and yards will be CLOSED.  

Recycling Community Collection Centers will not be open on Labor Day.

DPW Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days are Friday - Saturday, Sept. 4 and 5

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark today reminds citizens that the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event for September will occur on Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5.  The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on both days, September 4 and 5 at the Northwest Citizens' Convenience Center, located at 2840 Sisson Street. 

Residents who come to Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off events are asked to wear a face covering and to stay inside their vehicles. 


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