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City DPW shuts off water for the day in Perry Hall neighborhood in 90-degree weather

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Residents and elected officials are upset after the Department of Public Works shut off the water in one Nottingham-area neighborhood on a hot day. DPW shut off the water in the area of Seven Courts Drive at Hoban Court in the Seven Courts community in Nottingham/Perry Hall (21236) on Thursday. “I received no notice of the water being shut …


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Belair Road shut down due to Overlea/Fullerton water main break

UPDATE 2: Water has been restored. Crews are expected to remain in the area to remove debris and finish paving the damaged road and sidewalk. UPDATE: Approximately 60 households are without water, according to the Department of Public Works.  The Belair Beltway Plaza is also currently without water. Original story below… —— FULLERTON, MD—Crews are on the scene of a …


Baltimore County water billing to resume in June/July

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore City Mayor Jack Young and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced that water billing for Baltimore County residents would resume beginning in June and July. Water bills were delayed due to the need to modify operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic while trying to protect the health and safety of crucial staff in Baltimore City’s …

Baltimore County Director of Public Works Steve Walsh to retire

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Director of Department of Public Works Steve Walsh announced on Wednesday that he will retire from Baltimore County government, effective May 22nd. “Steve has been a steady hand, a thoughtful leader, and invaluable partner in our work to build a better Baltimore County,” said County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “On behalf of the people of Baltimore County, I …

Jericho Road bridge to close later this week for maintenance

KINGSVILLE, MD—The Department of Public Works will be closing the Jericho Road covered bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls later this week. The bridge on the Baltimore County/Harford County line will close on Friday, April 10 for maintenance. The closure will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and should take only one day for completion, according to a news release …

Water main break reported in Parkville

PARKVILLE, MD—A water main break in Parkville has left many residents without water. The Department of Public Works reports that a six-inch diameter water main has broken at in the 7400-block of Park Drive (21234). Seventy customers and three hydrants are currently without service. There has been no ETA on repairs. Motorists should use caution in the area.

Department of Public Works warns residents of new COVID-19 scams

UPDATE: Comptroller Peter Franchot is also warning residents to be wary of stimulus scams.  More in the tweet embedded below. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark on Monday advised Baltimore-area water customers to be aware of scams being done during the COVID-19 pandemic. DPW advises that scammers may call customers on the …

Recreational activities to be suspended at Loch Raven Reservoir

BALTIMORE, MD—In response to the evolving conditions related to the threat of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of the public and of our employees, Baltimore City Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark announced that the following will take effect Monday, March 23, 2020: 1. All services other than curbside collections, condo collections, disposal services at the …