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. Training for green infrastructure construction, inspection, and maintenance will be available again for eligible Baltimore residents in 2017. When available, information will be provided on this webpage regarding local training eligibility, the training application, the planned training schedule, and more.
The NGICP exam will be administered in Baltimore on June 6, 2017, to participants that complete the training referenced above. Details on the location(s) for the exam will be available here as soon as they are confirmed. Please check back for updates.