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Baltimore City water bills set to resume on Friday

Posted at 5:23 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 17:23:49-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) water billing operations are on track to resume Friday.

It is important to note that every customer will not receive a bill on Friday as water bills are mailed out in cycles by zip codes.

“To protect our DPW staff from COVID-19, we modified our processes to generate bills and provide customer service assistance while accommodating telework arrangements. Water meters have continuously and accurately registered water consumption during the period of billing interruption,” said Acting DPW Director Matthew W. Garbark.

Set to start arriving this week, the postcard, “Understanding Your Water Bill,” will provide the following information:

  • Water bills will be larger than the normal amount, covering more than the usual 30-day period.
  • Late fees will be waived.
  • Water service is not being cut off due to lack of payment
  • Customer payment plans and/or water bill assistance are available.
  • DPW’s Customer Support and Services Division is available to answer questions and/or provide needed assistance at (410) 396-5398 or by email at