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Department of Public Works Addresses Coming Deep Freeze

DPW Continues to Address Growing Number of Service Calls

Maintenance Crews on 12-Hour Shifts

BALTIMORE, MD — Due to several days of sustained cold temperatures, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is continuing to experience a high number of service requests, with nearly 1,000 calls over the last two days reporting water outages mostly due to frozen pipes.

DPW maintenance crews from the Bureau of Water and Wastewater are working 12-hour shifts to address the outages caused by water main leaks and breaks. The Department is also utilizing private contractors to help expedite these repairs.

“DPW crews are trying to catch up on a backlog of water leaks caused by the cold snap. Our crews are doing a tough job in tough conditions,” said DPW Director Rudolph S...

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Get a Jump On Winter


Time to winterize your home!

Follow this check list from our preferred insurance agent, Tom Benisch Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. at State Farm Insurance.  His contact information is listed below:

State Farm Insurance

9320 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD, 21236

Office: 410-256-1800 Fax: 410-256-6644 Mobile: 410-303-7016

  • Check the main water shutoff valve as well as the valve at each plumbing fixture to ensure they function properly.
  • Disconnect all garden hoses and use frost-proof exterior faucets.
  • Locate and insulate pipes most susceptible to freezing.  Typically those near outer walls, in crawl spaces and in the attic are most vulnerable.
  • Shut off and drain the water system in your home (except indoor spri...
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