Public Works

FREEZING TEMPERATURES = FROZEN PIPES!

TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR PIPES THIS WINTER.

WINTER READINESS

+ Are You Ready for Winter?

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The Department of Public Works is responsible for providing oversight to the solid waste management and recycling programs.  Residential trash, recyclables and yard waste are a weekly service as defined by City Code Ch. 162.  Following are links to help you have a successful curbside collection!

CURBSIDE COLLECTIONS!  Trash, Recyclables, Yard Waste –

Collection by Streets-2017  Find your day for  Trash/Recycle Collection 

+ Curbside Collection Guide

+ Recycling Guide – All in One Can!   NOTE: Plastic bags are not allowed. Recyclables placed in plastic bags will be considered TRASH. 🙁

MARKING YOUR RECYCLING CONTAINERS ~  for Easy to See Collection

     In order of preference:
1. Write the word “RECYCLES” on it or put the logo on it – or –
2. Tie a plastic bag (any color will do) to the handle – or –
3. Place an “X” on both sides (use spray paint or duct tape).

 

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PREPPING YARD WASTE FOR COLLECTIONS:  BAG, BIN, and BUNDLE IT!

Yard Waste will no longer be collected if in a plastic bag.
The reasons: plastic is not bio-degradable; therefore, will not break down, and the plastic bags are jamming up the sifting equipment which has resulted in costly repairs and time.  WHAT TO DO: Use your trash cans, recycle cans and/or bio-degradable PAPER bags for your yard waste. Branches and sticks to be Bundled with Twine. Branches not longer than 4 feet, not wider than 2 feet, not over 50 pounds in weight, no branches over 1.5 inches round.

 

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ELECTRONICS ~ WHAT TO DO!

+ Recycling T.V.’s and Computers

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THE INCREDIBLE BULK COLLECTION SERVICE!
    +Bulk Collection Service 10.9.17

NOTE: Call 410-939-2006 to schedule.

Calls accepted Wednesdays 8-5 and Thursdays 8-noon for Friday Collections.

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The Department of Public Works’ responsibilities include maintaining City streets, sidewalks, curbs, parks and trees.  

REPORTING PROBLEMS

+ Tree Limb on Power Line

+ Reporting Problem Trees

+ Reporting Street-Related Problems

+ Reporting Street Light Outages

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The Department of Public Works provides Water Production and Distribution to homes, businesses and fire hydrants.

WATER QUALITY-Updated
QUESTIONS? You can call the Water Plant directly at 410-939-1070. Staff on-site 24/7.

2017 CCR Notification

The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining the sewer system throughout the City.

AVOID SEWER BACK-UPS

+ Protecting Your Pipes ~ Preventing Sewer Back-ups

Clogged Pipes – A COSTLY PROBLEM ~ Take a moment to see the attached photos that capture what our Public Works Crews are finding in your sewer pipes.

Clogged Pipes-A Costly Problem

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BGE’s GAS LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT! 

BGE is currently working on a​n​ extensive gas line replacement ​project ​in the City. It will be in three phases​:​ phase one will last up to 9 Months, the next two phases will last a couple of years. They are up grading the ​L​ow ​P​ressure ​G​as ​L​ines with High ​P​ressure ​L​ines. Work will be ​scheduled ​Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm, no weekends. Expect delays​.​ ​F​laggers ​will be on the job site​. Please​ use caution in the work area.
You will see their signs around town letting you know where you can/cannot park while work is being done.

Black & Veatch Water and Sewer Rate Study Water and Sewer Rate Study