This past November, Baltimore City voters approved the referendum to create a stormwater utility. This new utility will protect revenues of a stormwater remediation fee and will enable DPW to improve water quality, address aging storm drain pipes and decrease the potential property damage and public dangers associated with flooding and infrastructure collapse.
To educate and inform residents about the impact stormwater has on their community and the proposed legislation currently before the City Council to create a stormwater remediation fee, the department of Public Works invites you to attend one of four public meetings:
Improperly setting out trash for curbside pick up, littering, and illegal dumping all contribute to poor stream water quality and urban blight In Capitol Heights. We're working with community leaders and the Town of Capitol Heights to raise awareness about the negative impacts on streams and the community from these poor waste disposal practices. Water from Capitol Heights’ streets and storm drains flow directly to the Watts Branch, a tributary of the Anacostia, carrying loads of pollutants including trash. This polluted runoff flows down the Anacostia and out to the Potomac and the Chesapeake Bay. According to the Washington Metropolitan of Council of Government’s 2010 Anacostia Watershed Restoration Plan and Report, the Watts Branch has one of the highest trash loads in the Anacostia watershed.