The Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management today notified residents of the Clover Hill III water system of a recent violation in the drinking water standard.
“This incident is not an emergency, but the county believes the residents of this area have a right to know what happened and what is being done to correct a condition affecting an isolated area. Should a situation ever arise where the water is not safe to drink, the county would notify residents immediately,” said Division Director Kevin Demosky.
The county routinely monitors and maintains drinking water quality. Quarterly test results from August 2017 – March 2018 showed the Clover Hill III water system exceeded the standard for HAA5, otherwise known as Haloacetic Acid. The standard for HAA5 is 60 parts per billion; levels at county sampling locations ranged from 62.1 to 62.9 parts per billion for the last three quarterly monitored periods.
The county has stepped up monitoring and flushing of the system. The most recent sample test results as of February 13 show an HAA5 level of 45.8 parts per billion.
Please see the attached press release and public notice for additional information.