What's New

​New items in the Water Supply Program web page.


Lead Testing in Drinking Water In Schools

water-supplyDuring the 2017 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill 270:  Testing for Lead in Drinking Water – Public and Nonpublic Schools, mandating all occupied public and nonpublic schools serving children in prekindergarten to grade 12 to periodically test for the presence of lead in all drinking water outlets. The Water Supply Program has developed a web page that provides guidance materials (e.g. sampling instructions, a list of State-certified laboratories, training presentation, etc.), State forms (e.g. deferral, waiver, parent notification, etc.), templates, and other helpful information. The web page may be accessed here: http://mde.maryland.gov/programs/Water/water_supply/Pages/Testing-For-Lead-In-Drinking-Water-Public-and-Nonpublic-Schools.aspx



Climate Change Adaptation for Maryland Water Utilities

Image of LakeClimate Change Adaptation for Maryland Water Utilities is a brochure that explains how your water system can better prepare for impacts from climate change.



Notice of Recent Applications Received for Water Appropriation Permits

Image of Bypass Operation at Deep Creek LakeThe listing of notices below reflect new applications for withdrawals in excess of 10,000 gallons per day.



Deep Creek Lake: Permit Renewal Application

Captured from MD St Hwy Live Feed US-219 at Deep Creek LakeThe existing permit for the operation of Deep Creek Station, GA1992S009(08) is due to expire on April 1, 2019. On October 11, 2018, Brookfield Power Piney & Deep Creek Lake LLC, applied to renew their permit. This application has been assigned permit application number GA 1992S009/09. Facts and documents related to Deep Creek Lake and this permit are linked here.  


WISP Wells in Hoyes Run Watershed for McHenry Water System—GA2015G001(01)

Image of Areal View of SiteWater Appropriation and Use Permit issued on June 21, 2018.  To read permit and related documents, click here.




For More Information

For more information contact the Water Supply Program at 410-537-3702 or water.supply@maryland.gov.