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Public Works
Services Provided
The Public Works Department provides services to residents such as trash and recycling collection, leaf collection, maintenance of roads, sidewalks, curbs and gutter, street lights, and snow plowing operations.

Water & Wastewater
The city maintains its own water and wastewater systems. The city water plant handles the treatment and distribution of all potable water within the city system. The city system provides water and sewer service to approximately half of city residents, located primarily in the Levitt sections of Bowie north of Route 50. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) services the remainder of city residents.

Trash & Recycling

The Public Works Department handles trash and recycling collection. The City collects non-recyclable refuse from its residents twice weekly, according to a published schedule.

Glass, cans, plastic, and paper (including cardboard, paperboard, telephone books, office paper, and junk mail),  are collected weekly by curbside pickup. The City operates a drop-off facility for used oil, filters, and antifreeze just inside the Public Works Department entrance on Route 450. Yard waste is also collected weekly and taken to the County’s yard waste facility near Upper Marlboro.

The Public Works Department is also responsible for the approval, issuance, and inspection of all public improvement permits for new construction within the city.

George Stephanos

Dan Layton
Assistant Director

16500 Annapolis Rd.
Bowie, MD 20715

Mailing Address
15901 Excalibur Rd.
Bowie, MD 20716

Ph: 301-809-2344
TTY: 301-262-5013
Fx: 301-809-2309

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

After Hours Emergencies
For assistance with water main breaks or other Public Works emergencies,
call 301-262-6200

Monday - Thursday
4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - noon

All other hours call 1-888-296-3821