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Stormwater & Watershed Services

 Washington County lies within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the largest estuary in the United States. The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act requires the use of effective management of stormwater pollution. 

Storm drains connect directly to our local streams, creeks and rivers. Unlike the sanitary sewer from our homes and businesses, water flowing into the storm drains is not treated. This means trash, pet waste, motor oil detergents and other pollutants from yards, driveways and parking lots can pollute our local water bodies and degrade water quality, restrict recreational activities such as swimming and fishing and threaten wildlife and human health. Storm drains empty directly into rivers, lakes and streams. Please keep our waters clean! 

Chesapeake Bay Watershed

(Chesapeake Bay Watershed)

stormwater diagram

(Examples of Stormwater Runoff)

Stormwater Awareness Week 2022

Stormwater Awareness Week 2022
1/4 videos
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What is Stormwater?
What is Stormwater?
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Litter and Illegal Dumping
Litter and Illegal Dumping
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Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
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Trees & Temperatures
Trees & Temperatures

Washington County Watershed Map

Environmental Management

16232 Elliott Parkway
Williamsport, MD 21795

Phone: (240) 313-2600
Fax: (240) 313-2601

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm

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