Technology & Connection

Communications Infrastructure & Utility Providers allow our area to prosper.


Our state-of-the-art communications infrastructure includes digital, fiber-optic, wireless data, and cellular technologies. Services are provided via public and private local and regional vendors.


Public and private utility providers offer efficient power, water, sewer and telecommunications services in the Hagerstown-Washington County community.  The availability of these critical resources allow our area to prosper.


Cellular telephone services are available through private local and regional vendors.

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, DIRECTV and Antietam Cable Television have Points of Presence within the county.

Washington County is well served and several options are available for Broadband services:

Antietam Broadband :


Point Broadband:

Future Broadband:

The David W. Fletcher Incubator + Labs is located inside the Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Studies on the campus of Hagerstown Community College. The mission of the Fletcher Incubator and Labs is to offer work space, business development and other support to local business owners, entrepreneurs, and independent workers, and to inspire the next generation of enterprising community leader.

The David W. Fletcher Incubator + Labs helps entrepreneurs navigate the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Washington County. They offer private offices suites, wet labs, virtual offices, dedicated desks and hourly access to a commercial kitchen. Spaces can be combined, and the amenities are vast.

They serve:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Small Businesses
  • Researchers
  • Independent Contractors
  • Catering Chefs
  • Companies Moving into Maryland
  • Companies currently housed in the incubator range form cybersecurity, biotech, app development, product development to food and service providers.  

You can learn more at


Potomac Edison, a First Energy company, with its Western Maryland headquarters located in Washington County, serves the county; City of Hagerstown’s Electric Division distributes electricity to many parts of the city; customers of investor-owned utilities may choose their electric supplier.

Natural gas supplied by Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc.; customers may choose their gas supplier.  Industrial coal and fuel oil by tank or truck are available.

City of Hagerstown Wastewater Divisions:

Public water service and fire protection water are available in the Urban Growth Area of Washington County. Public sewer service is available in the Antietam Drainage Basin.

  • Combined Average Daily Flow: 8.32 million gallons per day (MGD)
R.C. Willson Water Treatment Plant (Primary Plant): 
  • Capacity: 20.0 MGD from the Potomac River.
  • Average Daily Flow: 11.3 MGD
William M. Breichner Water Treatment Plant (Secondary Plant): 
  • Capacity: 4.8 MGD from the Edgemont Reservoir.
  • Average Daily Flow: .02 MGD

Municipal systems in Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Funkstown and Hancock also provide water and sewer service.

Washington County Department of Environmental Management:

Public water and sewer services are provided in the non-incorporated areas of Washington County and the incorporated town of Sharpsburg. Full sewer service is provided to the incorporated town of Keedysville and sewer treatment is only provided to Smithsburg and Williamsport. Laboratory services are also available for county municipalities, local industries, and homeowners.

Conococheague Wastewater Treatment Plant: 
  • Permitted Flow: 4.1 MGD
  • Average Daily Flow: 2.522 MGD
  • Service Area: 70/81 Industrial Park, Halfway, Hopewell Road Corridor, Hunters Green Business Center, Kemps Mill, Newgate Industrial Park, Route 63 Corridor, and St. James.

Economic development is profoundly affected by the strategic planning and implementation of road networks. 

Four major roadway projects have played a pivotal role in shaping the economic development in Washington County.

Halfway Boulevard connecting to MD Route 63 (Greencastle Pike) at Newgate Boulevard provided an alternative route between Interstate 81 and Interstate 70. This advancement in road network opened the opportunity to attract Hitachi Rail to select Washington County to build a 300,000 square foot manufacturing facility.

Crayton Boulevard extension provided an additional service route to the Hagerstown Regional Airport and an alternative route between Exit 9 and Exit 10 on Interstate 81.

This connected Maugans Avenue to Showalter Road opening roughly 260 acres for economic development projects.  This resulted in the site selection by Amazon to locate a 1.2M sq/ft cold and freezer logistics facility, one of three strategic locations in the United States.

Professional Boulevard Corridor made a connection to Mt. Aetna Technology Park , reduced emergency service response times from Eastern Boulevard to The Meritus Medical Center and allows traffic to avoid a route with multiple traffic signals.  Mt. Aetna Technology park is 153 acres designated and specially zoned by Washington County, MD to support the development of advanced technological or biological industries in the community.  The vision is to create partnerships with the park’s neighbors, Hagerstown Community College and Meritus Health.

Colonel Henry K Douglas Drive construction extended the road from Route 65 (Sharpsburg Pike) to Bushwillow Way in the Cross Creek Subdivision. The land surrounding the road has developed into a center of amenities supporting the residential developments in the area, these include Aldi Grocery Store, Dunkin Donuts, Taco Bell, AutoZone and a new restaurant.

Washington County’s strategic investments into roadway and other supporting infrastructure continues to strengthen the economic development outlook as our business community becomes even more diverse with flourishing opportunities to grow!


Department of Business and Economic Development

Washington County Administration Complex
100 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Suite 1401

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 240-313-2280

TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!