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Plants & Facilities

As a critical component of Washington County’s infrastructure, the Department of Water Quality’s mission is clear, to protect the environment and public health by providing safe, reliable, and cost effective water and waste water services in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations to the citizens of Washington County.

Water Treatment

Facility

  • Brook Lane
  • Clear Spring
  • Elk Ridge
  • Highfield
  • Mt. Aetna
  • Sandy Hook
  • Sharpsburg

Community Served

  • private
  • Clear Spring
  • Elk Ridge
  • Highfield
  • Mt. Aetna
  • Sandy Hook
  • Sharpsburg

Process

  • ground water – 3 wells
  • ground water – 4 wells
  • ground water
  • ground water – 3 wells
  • 1 well + springs
  • ground water – 2 wells
  • surface water – Potomac River

Max. GPD

  • 7,000
  • 90,000
  • 7,500
  • 100,000
  • 10,000
  • 15,000
  • 133,000

Wastewater Treatment

Facility

  • Antietam
  • Brook Lane
  • Clear Spring
  • Conocoheague
  • Sandy Hook
  • Smithsburg
  • Winebrenner

Community Served

  • Sharpsburg/Keedysville
  • private
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Halfway
  • Sandy Hook
  • Smithsburg
  • Highfield/Cascade

Process

  • Act. Sludge / Oxid. Ditch
  • Act. Sludge Package Plant
  • Lagoon
  • Activated Sludge
  • Activated Sludge
  • Activated Sludge/SBR
  • Rotating Biological Contacter

Max. GPD

  • 163,000
  • 10,000
  • Report Only
  • 4,100,000
  • 21,000
  • 333,000
  • 600,000

Department of Water Quality

16232 Elliott Parkway
Williamsport, MD 21795

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

Phone: 240-313-2600
Fax: 240-313-2601
TTY users may call any government office
through the Maryland Relay Service
1-800-735-2258

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