DPW to Hold Public Meeting to Provide Updates on City’s Modified Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree Register Now for the Thursday, January 19 In-Person Meeting

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Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its Annual Consent Decree Public Information Session on Thursday, January 19, 2023beginning at 6 p.m. at 1800 Washington Blvd., the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) headquarters in Baltimore.   

This annual meeting provides an opportunity for residents to receive information about the City’s Modified Consent Decree, a legal agreement between the City of Baltimore and Federal and State regulators, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Maryland Department of the Environment, to address sanitary overflows from the sewer collection system.

Residents will receive an overview of the City’s Sanitary Sewer Modified Consent Decree work over the past year and will be able to speak with DPW experts at individual learning stations on location. Covered topics will include preventive maintenance programs, upcoming sanitary sewer construction projects, water quality and compliance, the Expedited Reimbursement Program, and the Sewage Onsite Support (SOS Program) for basement backups caused by wet-weather events. 

For the past two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DPW hosted this annual public information session virtually. This Thursday, January 19 marks a return to hosting the meeting in-person.

Meeting Registration
The meeting is free, parking is free and the public is invited. However, advance registration is encouraged. To register for the meeting, please use the following Eventbrite link: https://2023MCDPublicInformationSession.eventbrite.com.

Baltimore City residents and others interested in learning about the Modified Consent Decree can visit DPW's Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree web page at https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/sewer-consent-decree . Visitors to that page can sign up for email notifications of important developments throughout the course of the Modified Consent Decree process.  

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