Water Purification / Distribution

Department Responsibilities

The Water Purification/Distribution Department is responsible for the operation of the County's water treatment plants and distribution systems.  The County's primary water treatment facilities are staffed 24 hours per day, 7 day per week.  Smaller satellite facilities are staffed to provide operator attention several hours per day, 7 days per week.  This Department's certified operators provide routine daily operation of the County's water supply infrastructure to ensure that customers of the County's Public water systems receive water that continually complies with Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requirements.

For water and/or wastewater emergencies occurring on weekends, holidays, and after hours please call 301-600-2194.

Clover Hill III Customers

The work to install an interconnection with the City of Frederick’s water system has been completed. As of the morning of March 30, 2016, your water is being supplied through the City of Frederick’s water distribution system.

Water quality samples collected on Friday April 1, 2016 had total hardness concentrations ranging from 26 to 44 mg/l (1.5 to 2.6 grains). Customers with water softeners will want to use this information to make appropriate adjustments to their system.