BaltiMeter Installation Starts in E and NE Baltimore

Monday, June 15, 2015
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BaltiMeter Moves Forward

Installations to Begin in East and Northeast Baltimore


BALTIMORE, MDThe Baltimore City Department of Public Works announced that installation of its new water meters, known as BaltiMeter, will expand this Wednesday, June 17, into East Baltimore and portions of Northeast Baltimore.

The installation area is approximately bounded by the City Line on the east, Harford Road/Avenue-Ensor Street-Gay Street on the west, Northern Parkway on the north, and the Baltimore Harbor on the south. A map of the new installation area is available on; it is the portion of Sector 6 located within City limits.


During these installations, water should typically need to be turned off for less than an hour. Customers will be notified by letter about two weeks in advance of the installations. Door hang tags and street signs will be posted to notify customers that installations are pending. In addition, customers will be notified by a knock on the door just before the water is turned off. Meter installers will not need to enter customers’ homes.


“The BaltiMeter program is part of the DPW’s mission to ensure that our water metering and billing process is efficient, reliable, and accurate. The new automated meters will allow customers to know exactly how much water they are using, and have even more confidence in our system.” said DPW Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E.


Automated meters eliminate the chance that meters cannot be read because of obstructions, weather, or other challenges. These new meters wirelessly transmit precise water usage information to devices that upload that data to a central billing office.


Commercial customers will receive a letter directing them to contact 311 to schedule an appointment for their meter upgrade. This is to minimize the impact to their business caused by a water disruption.


By April 2016 the BaltiMeter project is expected to be completed in Baltimore City, where about 200,000 meters will be installed. About 210,000 will be installed in the County by April 2017. Baltimore City DPW provides water and sanitary sewer service to customers in both jurisdictions.






The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) enhances and sustains a healthy quality of life for Baltimore City citizens, regional customers, and visitors. The agency provides efficient management of solid waste services, water and wastewater, and stormwater systems. DPW delivers drinking water to 1.8 million people daily, collecting 750 tons of mixed refuse and 125 tons of recycling from 210,000 households four days a week. For additional information visit,, Facebook, Baltimore City Department of Public Works and Twitter, @BaltimoreDPW.