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Carroll County Bureau of Utilities Email
225 N. Center Street
Room 218
Westminster, MD 21157-5108

410-386-2164 - voice
410-386-2752 - fax

Office HoursMon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact 1Andrew C. Watcher
Bureau Chief
410-386-2164 - voice
PurposeTo provide quality operation and maintenance for Carroll County's public water and wastewater systems.
ServiceWATER: Operates and maintains a 7.0 million gallon per day filtration plant with five water storage tanks, one booster station and 140 miles of distribution lines in the Freedom area. Also operates and maintains the Bark Hill water supply and the Pleasant Valley water system. In addition, the BOU operates the Fairhaven and Raincliffe wells in the Freedom area. The Bureau is responsible for meter readings, as well as maintenance of fire hydrants, water mains and service lines, and meter replacements. Also provides an annual Consumer Confidence Report on water quality for these facilities, per federal Environmental Protection Agency mandate. SEWER: Operates and maintains a .9 million gallon per day wastewater treatment plant in Hampstead with 35 miles of collection lines including seven sewer pumping stations. The South Carroll area includes 126 miles of collection lines, and 13 major sewer pumping stations that feed into a 2.6 million gallon per day wastewater treatment plant owned and operated by Maryland Environmental Services. In addition, the Bureau maintains and operates the following wastewater treatment plants: Pleasant Valley, South Carroll, Runnymede, and the Winfield and Francis Scott Key pumping stations. The County also owns the City of Westminster septage receiving station that is operated by the City of Westminster. Residents of the county may pay their current water and sewer bills at any branch of the Carroll County Public Library during normal business hours.
FeesProvides water conservation devices to the public upon request at a minimal cost; some items are free.
Area ServedServes homeowners and businesses connected to county public water and sewer systems in the Freedom District and Pleasant Valley areas. Serves homeowners connected to public sewer in the Hampstead area and public water only in the Bark Hill area.
Last Updated30 May 2019