Public Works Services

Water Leaks

Water leaks happen in all cities.  Besides the obvious sign of excess water running where it shouldn't be, you may notice low water pressure or discolored water.  Please report water leaks as soon as possible to City Hall at 301-834-7500.  Public Works staff works quickly to locate and repair water leaks on main lines on public property.  Above-ground and under-ground water leaks within the service lines to private property are the responsibility of the homeowner. 

For after-hour Public Works emergencies, please call (301) 600-2071.


Sewer Back-Ups

Sewer back-ups are a hassle for all involved.  If you suspect a sewer leak at your property, please contact City Hall at 301-834-7500 as soon as possible.  Public Works staff will be able to determine whether a sewer leak is located within the City's main line or on a homeowner's lateral line.  Sewer leaks located on private property are the responsibility of the homeowner.

For after-hour Public Works emergencies, please call (301) 600-2071.


Water Meter Reading

Public Works staff reads water meters roughly every three months.  Many of the water meters located throughout town can be read remotely, by driving past the residence and capturing the reading via a hand-held unit.  The City still has manual-read meters installed throughout town as well.  If your meter is a manual-read meter, Public Works staff will access the meter directly to retrieve the current reading.  Meters are typically located either on the house or in a crock in the front yard.  A handful of meters are still located inside homes in Brunswick.


Snow Plow Routes

Click here for our map


Fire Hydrant Flushing

Fire hydrants are flushed every quarter to clean out the water mains and allow for an operational check of each individual hydrant.  Residents can expect to experience low water pressure and discolored water while hydrants are being flushed in your area.

Click here for more information and FAQ's about Hydrant Flushing


Street Lights

Street lights are maintained by Potomac Edison.  Street light outages can be reported directly to Potomac Edison by phone or website.  Please have the pole number handy before contacting Potomac Edison.



The City contracts trash services through J&J Trash.  Click here to find the collection day for your street.



Recycling is provided to Brunswick residents through Frederick County.  Click here for more information.

Additionally, a drop-off recycling site is available at Public Works, Monday-Friday, 7am - 3pm; and on Saturdays during Yard Waste Days.


Yard Waste

Drop-off yard waste days are scheduled throughout the year at Public Works.  Yard waste can be dropped off Monday-Friday, 7am - 3pm, and certain Saturdays each month.  Curbside pick-ups have also been added throughout the year.  Click here to see the full schedule.


Bulk Trash

The City sponsors six bulk trash events each year.  Click here to see the full schedule.

Official Website of the City of Brunswick, Maryland
City Hall | 1 West Potomac St. | Brunswick, MD 21716 | (301) 834-7500 | Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. |
Photos for website contributed by Vaughn Ripley, Jerry Knight, Dave Kersey, Sean Hoyden, and Brunswick Crossing