Wastewater Treatment / Disposal

Department Responsibilities
The Department of Wastewater Treatment and Disposal is responsible for the operation of the county’s wastewater treatment plants. The Ballenger-McKinney wastewater treatment facility is the county’s largest facility and is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Smaller satellite facilities are staffed to provide operator attention several hours per day, 7 days per week. This department provides the routine daily operation of the county’s wastewater treatment facilities to ensure continual compliance with federal Clean Water Act requirements and the Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) goals, where applicable, established by the State of Maryland.