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liaisons regularly meet with neighborhood associations, attend local and regional festivals, and make 
presentations in schools in order to educate residents on the utility and various projects and programs 
in place.  

Performance Measures & Results  

Provide community assistance for the Mayor’s Spring and Fall popular community cleanups. Large 
amounts of debris tonnage collected by the City for each cleanup; heavy community participation.  

Mountain biking at the Loch Raven Reservoir  

DPW has a stewardship agreement with mountain biking groups governing recreational use of the 
reservoir area for bicyclists.  

DPW Social media DPW includes community groups and nonprofits in all outreach including press 
releases and literature, publication dissemination.  The DPW Facebook page has 2,316 likes; Twitter has 
6,226 followers.  DPW was the first city agency to use NextDoor, a private social network for 
neighborhood communities, has a reaches 33,629 residents in Baltimore City. The reach totals 66,483 
residents both Baltimore City and Baltimore County-wide.  

Activities to promote partnership, education and outreach In addition to press contact and social media, 
DPW presents yearly events to educate residents and provide tours and other hands on activity.  These 
events include the Montebello Centennial in 2015, Big Truck Day and the Dam Jam at the Loch Raven 
Reservoir in 2016.  We join and have our partners join us  where possible for all events  Our partnerships 
are mentioned throughout this application.  

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY  

 

Indication of management commitment (e.g., energy efficiency standard operating procedures; 
board/executive management energy efficiency policy, including quantitative goals developed 
and shared with stakeholders)  

 

Energy audit/benchmarking conducted to identify priorities for energy efficiency improvements  

 

‘Energy teams’ established and individuals empowered within the utility for energy efficiency 
activities (e.g., an “energy advocate” or “energy champion”)   

 

Energy management-related training provided to plant staff 

 

Utilization of energy conserving operational methods (e.g., optimization of primary 
sedimentation to reduce utilization of pure oxygen) 

Energy efficiency team established and empowered to implement master plan and communicate results 
to management and staff  

Energy performance contracts (EPCs) or other similar mechanisms in place evaluated and in place, 
where appropriate. The City has implemented $140 million in EPCs since 2006 and commit time to 
continuously assess their performance – with net savings over the contract life of more than $35 million.  

Utilization of energy conserving equipment wherever possible. The City has received a grant and is in the 
process of procuring a real-time energy management dashboard built on interval data to 40 sites, which