The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for distributing drinking water and collecting and treating wastewater for more than 1.8 million people in the Baltimore Metro Area. In addition, DPW is responsible for the separate storm sewer system within the City.
DPW is an innovator among U.S. water utilities, especially with its work toward green infrastructure (GI) implementation in ultra-urban areas. Sustained control of stormwater collection and conveyance, plus improved water quality through GI enables the City to work towards swimmable, fishable streams and harbor.
As part of its MS4 Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), DPW is incorporating GI to capture and manage runoff to reduce improve water quality within its streams and Harbor.
Green Infrastructure Construction, Inspection and Maintenance Training
The first round of training on GI construction, inspection and maintenance was held in late 2016 for the Dec 2016 exam. The second round of training was held in May for the June 2017 exam. Training for green infrastructure construction, inspection, and maintenance will be available again in Fall 2017. Please contact Rosanna LaPlante at Rosanna.Laplante@baltimorecity.gov or 410-396-0732 for information on current and future trainings.
The next NGICP exam will be administered in Baltimore on November 14, 2017, to participants that complete the training referenced above. Please contact Rosanna LaPlante at Rosanna.Laplante@baltimorecity.gov for information regarding the exam.