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Julie Pippel, Director

16232 Elliott Parkway
Williamsport, Maryland 21795
Phone: (240) 313-2600 (including after hours emergencies)
Fax: 240-313-2601
TTY users may call any government office through
the Maryland Relay Service, 1-800-735-2258.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30am to 4:30pm

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The Washington County Division of Environmental Management was formed in 2007 when the Department of Water Quality and Department of Solid Waste were separated from the Division of Public Works and placed into their own division.  The Division is comprised of the Department of Water Quality; Department of Solid Waste; Department of Engineering Services (engineering associated with this division); Laboratory Services and Pretreatment Program.

The Washington County Division of Environmental Management is responsible for the safe, economical and efficient operations and management of the Washington County Department of Water Quality and Washington County Solid Waste Department in compliance with all State and Federal environmental regulations.  Including all administrative and operational aspects of both agencies’ facilities together with facilities owned by private owners/municipalities and operated by the County.  The Division is also responsible for Environmental Initiatives in the County including but not limited to local Nutrient Management, TMDL and Tributary Strategies necessary for long-term environmental compliance in Washington County. This includes the Chesapeake Bay Initiatives.

Director’s Office:

The Division of Environmental Management Office is located at 16232 Elliott Parkway.  The director is responsible for the safe, economical and efficient operations and management of the Departments of Water Quality and Solid Waste in compliance with all State and Federal environmental regulations; overall budgeting, problem solving and public relations for the Division; all administrative and operational aspects of both agencies’ facilities together with facilities owned by private owners/municipalities and operated by the County; for environmental initiatives such as the Chesapeake Bay issues, local Nutrient Management and Tributary Strategies necessary for long-term environmental compliance in the County; laboratory services; engineering services associated with the Division; and the Pretreatment Program. Green Technology initiatives are also a part of the Director’s office.