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Application for Redevelopment Waiver

Baltimore City Animal Services Facility
2490 Giles Road
Baltimore City, Maryland

New Rates, Assistance Program Will Help Assure Baltimore Provides Essential Water Services

We take it for granted when we turn on the faucet that clean, safe water will flow. But there are very real costs to providing drinking water, treating wastewater, and safely mitigating polluted stormwater runoff. 

Update: Temporary Road Closure at Loch Raven Reservoir

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW)  announced Friday, Jan. 4 that the temporary closure of Loch Raven Drive, between Providence Road and Morgan Mill Road, will last for at least two weeks. The road was closed Thursday, Jan. 3 , because of destabilization caused by heavy rainfall over the last several months.

Application for Phased Development Waiver

Druid Heights Community
 “Bakers View” Phase 2
585 – 593 Baker St., 2248 Brunt St., 2309 – 2323 Division St.
Baltimore City, Maryland

Residents are invited to attend “DPW IN THE COMMUNITY” on Friday, January 4

Got a question about your water bill?  Want to find out what projects DPW is working on for customers? Looking for a job?  DPW Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., will answer these questions and more from citizens at “DPW in the Community,” on Friday, Jan. 4.   Two meetings will be held, one in the morning and one in the evening.

Mayor Pugh Announces Baltimore's YH20 Water Mentoring Program now Accepting Applications

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh today announced that recruitment is underway for the next class of YH20 Water Mentoring Program participants.  Applications will be accepted Jan. 2 through Feb. 8 and may be downloaded from the DPW or MOED website. To date, over 50 residents have completed the program, which prepares young Baltimoreans for entry-level jobs in the water industry.

YH2Owater mentoring

Baltimore Meets Restoration Milestone in Stormwater Permit

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudy S. Chow, P.E., announced that Baltimore has met its stormwater discharge permit requirement to restore an equivalent of 20 percent of its impervious surface to the maximum extent possible.


Final Total Reported for Last Friday’s Sewer Overflow

Approximately 1.4 million gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water overflowed into the Jones Falls last Friday, Dec. 28, as a result of infiltration from rains. This occurred at the structured overflow located at 428 E. Preston Street.

Hundreds of Smart Cans Helping to Fight Business District Litter

In less than four months, 280 Smart Cans have been placed in business districts, gateways, and neighborhoods around the City.

New Year's Day Holiday: DPW Offices, Yards Closed on Jan. 1

New Year's Day is a City holiday; the Baltimore City Department of Public Works’ (DPW) offices and yards will be closed on Tuesday, January 1. DPW offices and facilities are open New Year's Eve, and trash and recycling collections will occur as scheduled on December 31. Saturday, January 5, 2019, will be the makeup collection day for trash and recycling in those areas that are regularly scheduled for collection on Tuesday.