FREDERICK, MD – Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) for calendar year 2022 are now available on the Frederick County Government website (FrederickCountyMD.gov/WaterQualityReports), according to the Frederick County Division of Water and Sewer Utilities (DWSU).
The Safe Drinking Water Act requires all community water systems to provide an annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to its customers. Among other things, the report lists the regulated contaminants found in drinking water, as well as health effects information related to violations of the drinking water standards. Drinking water from all 13 of the water systems operated by DWSU meets or exceeds all State and Federal drinking water standards.
In this year’s report, you will find additional information on PFAS, also known as “Forever Chemicals” which can come from food packaging, non-stick pans, and more. In March of 2023, EPA announced the proposed Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for several of these compounds. Since 2020, Frederick County and the Maryland Department of the Environment have been sampling all Frederick County water systems for PFAS compounds. Results of that testing and additional information related to PFAS can be found in your CCR.
“Through the CCR, our residents can stay well informed about the regulations that must be met in order to ensure our customer’s water is safe to drink” said DWSU Director Mark Schweitzer. “DWSU takes the proposed PFAS MCLs very seriously and will continue to monitor levels at every water treatment plant. If upgrades to our water treatment plants are required to meet the proposed MCLs, we’ll make those improvements to ensure your drinking water is safe.”
Through the end of June, water customers will see a notice printed in their quarterly billing statement that includes a direct web link to their system’s report on the Frederick County web site.
Customers who are unable to view this report online can contact DWSU at 301-600-1825 to request a paper copy, which will be mailed to them.
For further information or questions about the content of the CCR, contact Regulatory Compliance Department Head Joshua Smith at 301-600-2581 or via e-mail at JSmith5@FrederickCountyMD.gov.
For links to each of the 13 County-operated systems, see the following page.
2022 ANNUAL WATER QUALITY REPORTS
Since 1999, the Frederick County Division of Water and Sewer Utilities has provided annual water quality reports to keep residents informed about the quality of our drinking water. Within it you will find:
- News about water sources;
- Water testing and quality; and
- Programs and projects intended to help you make well-educated decisions regarding the water you drink.
Please contact Joshua Smith, Regulatory Compliance Department Head, at (301) 600- 2581 if you would like help understanding the information provided, would like more information about your drinking water, or have suggestions for future reports.
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