Tag: Baltimore City Department of Public Works

DPW plans community meetings for next week

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Are you mad as hell about the announced rate increases for water? Do you have concerns about all that sewage that flows into the harbor every time it rains? Or are there other questions about the city’s water systems and sanitation?

The Department of Public Works will answer questions and discuss its operations in a series of community meetings scheduled this week, touching on sewer lines, drinking water, graffiti removal, combating rats, bills and much more.

4.1 million gallons of sewage flowed into the harbor as a result of Monday’s storm

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An estimated 4.1 million gallons of sewage flowed into the Inner Harbor as a result of Monday’s rainstorms, according to the Department of Public Works.

Greenlaurel: Did you Know you Can Recycle Foam Food Containers in Baltimore City?

Better yet, bring your own mug or container and avoid foam food containers.

Foam food containers and “styrofoam” box packaging seem to be everywhere. If expanded polystyrene (white plastic foamy product sometimes called by the brand name, Styrofoam) isn’t clogging our garbage or our waterways, it’s often littering our streets.

Blue Water Baltimore Partnership to Invest $2.5 Million in Five Neighborhoods

Blue Water Baltimore’s community organizer, Elise Victoria, helped plant a block of trees in Highlandtown. Deep Blue enlarged each tree’s dirt pit which helps collect rain water, and also keeps trees healthy. Credit: Blue Water Baltimore

The term “partnership” seems to be so ubiquitous lately, that it’s a bit stale. But five Charm City neighborhoods may soon love the new and well-capitalized Deep Blue partnership when their entire neighborhood is planted with native trees, pocket parks, and urban forests. Add a few rain gardens, and the Deep Blue team, including residents, will design, fund, and install an entire neighborhood’s worth of green infrastructure. The goal is greener neighborhoods that better manage stormwater runoff, and also create prettier and healthier cityscapes. Deep Blue is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works (DPW), and the non-profits Blue Water Baltimore and the Neighborhood Design Center.