Utilities & Waste Management

July 6, 2018:  Point of Rocks Area Water Leak Repaired - Water Turned Back On

The Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management has completed emergency repairs to a water line leak in Point of Rocks, Md.  Water service has now been restored for approximately 70 residents on Gibbons Road, Gibbons Court and Wise Road.

Following such a water shutdown, county officials recommend that citizens flush the cold water taps they use in their home or business for at least five minutes. Begin with the highest level faucet and then open the other faucets one at a time, moving from the highest floor to the lowest.  After five minutes, turn off the faucets in reverse order, from lowest to highest. Refrigerator lines should also be flushed.  

For more information, contact the division at 301-600-1825.  After hours, citizens may call the emergency line at 301-600-2194.

The Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management (DUSWM), through responsible management of the County’s water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure, strives to provide the community with a safe and dependable water supply and reliable waste disposal services that do not harm the environment or natural resources of Frederick County.

The Division provides for the planning, construction, and operation of the County’s water supply, wastewater disposal and solid waste pollution control infrastructure. These responsibilities and/or activities are distributed among six departments and one support office within the Division.