Recent News

Dam Jam Festival! Music, Food, Crafts & Loch Raven Dam Tours

Come out to celebrate the Baltimore region’s drinking water reservoirs! The celebration will be Saturday, Aug 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event takes place at the Cromwell Valley Park (Willow Grove Nature Center) 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road.

Tuesday Showers Bring Week’s Second Overflow

An estimated 570,000 gallons of sewage mixed with rain water was released into the Jones Falls on Tuesday, Aug. 15, due to water infiltrating the sewer system during the afternoon’s heavy rainstorm. This overflow event followed one on Saturday, Aug. 12, also caused by infiltration from rain.

DPW Reports Sanitary Sewer Overflows From Aug. 12 Rain

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works estimates that 433,000 gallons of sanitary sewer/rain water was released into the Jones Falls as a result of sanitary sewer overflows due to heavy rain on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

State, City Leaders Celebrate the Launch of the Headworks Project

 Dignitaries including Gov. Larry Hogan, Sen. Ben Cardin, and Mayor Catherine Pugh today celebrated the start of construction on the long-awaited Headworks Project at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Modified Consent Decree Covers Backups Into Buildings

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates today approved the City’s modified sanitary sewer system Consent Decree draft, which includes new provisions for sewer backups, water quality monitoring, and public participation.

Application for Redevelopment Waiver

L on Liberty
216 North Liberty Street
Baltimore City, Maryland

Ingenuity Stops Sewer Seep Into Chinquapin Run

An improvised fix to a nearly 100-year-old sewer pipe system that had been seeping into Chinquapin Run has been successfully keeping that urban waterway cleaner, years ahead of a scheduled long-ter

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reported at Charles and Lanvale Streets

As a result of the heavy rainfall in the Baltimore area on Monday, August 1, a sanitary sewer overflow occurred at North Charles and West Lanvale Streets.  

DPW Reports Sanitary Overflows

Heavy rains and flooding in the region beginning Friday, July 28, contributed to several sanitary sewer overflows in Baltimore.

Free Workshop: Stormwater Construction Opportunities

Companies interested in gaining a share of the millions of dollars being spent on stormwater and stream restoration projects in Baltimore are invited to attend the second annual Stormwater Construction Opportunities for Contractors Workshop this month.