Utilities & Solid Waste Management

Important Notice

Braddock Heights Water Customers

The Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management (DUSWM) is preparing to perform a one (1) year inspection of the interior surfaces of the water storage tank located on Schley Avenue.

To properly perform this inspection, the water tank needs to be completely empty.  While the tank is empty, staff will be replacing the cathodic protection system in the tank, which is used to inhibit tank corrosion.

Just as was done last year, a temporary water system will be used to supply water to customers while the storage tank is out of service.  We do not anticipate customers will experience significant service impacts during this work, although some residents may notice a slight decrease in water pressure during peak water usage times. 

We have communicated with the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services to ensure proper contingency plans are in place.

This work is anticipated to begin the week of July 23, 2018 and will begin with testing the temporary water system to ensure it is functioning properly before the water storage tank is taken out of service and drained.

We expect to have the work completed, and the water storage tank returned to service by early September.  

Should you have any questions concerning this matter or others related to your water system, please call the Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management at 301-600-1825, Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays) from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For service related issues on weekends, holidays, or after-hours, please contact our emergency number 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.