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Prepare for Winter Now

Although winter is still a couple of weeks away, cold weather is starting to set in. Did you know that your pipes can freeze when the temperature remains below 25 degrees for extended periods of time? The Baltimore City Department of Public Works urges residents to get winter ready now.  The following useful tips can help protect your water lines during periods of cold weather...

Application for Stormwater Redevelopment Waiver


New COVID-19 Restrictions for Reservoirs

On Thursday, December 10, Mayor Brandon Scott issued an Executive Order to increase efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 by limiting large gatherings and continuing to encourage social distancing. 

To further support the Mayor’s Executive Order, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark today announced restrictions at the three City-owned reservoirs located in Baltimore County: Liberty, Prettyboy, and Loch Raven. 

‘Tis the Season for Giving! Join the 2020 Giving Tree Campaign!

It’s the season for giving! It is time to give to those in need! This holiday season, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is partnering with the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Community Development, and General Services to help residents during these unprecedented times.

Application for Stormwater Management Treatment Variance

Frederick Avenue Slope Repair
Baltimore City, Maryland

Application for Redevelopment Waiver

Johns Hopkins Hospital CMSC + NTA
600 N Wolfe Street
Baltimore City, Maryland

Stormwater Management Waiver

Roland Green
Condominium Slope Stabilization

DPW Gets Bond Rating Upgrade from Moodys

Today, Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark announced that the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) received an upgrade to its water utility credit rating by Moody’s from Aa3 to Aa2, enabling the Department to proceed with issuance of bonds for its water utility projects.


bond rating

Application for Redevelopment Waiver

Conifer Realty, LLC
3025 W Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore City, Maryland

DPW Statement: COVID-19 Employee Death

Today, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark issued the following statement regarding the death of a DPW employee due to COVID-19:  “I am saddened to announce the death of a long-time DPW employee due to COVID-19. Mr. Charles Johnson, a Plant Operations Supervisor at the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant, tested positive for COVID-19 at the beginning of November, and spent the last two weeks hospitalized in an intensive care unit.