The Water Supply Program is part of the Water and Science Administration within the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). The mission of the Water Supply Program is to ensure safe and sustainable supplies of water for drinking and other purposes to meet current and future needs of communities and ecosystems. This mission is accomplished through proper planning for water withdrawal, protection of water sources that are used for public water supplies, oversight and enforcement of routine water quality monitoring at public water systems, regular onsite inspections of water systems, and prompt response to water supply emergencies. The Water Supply Program's activities help to ensure safe drinking water for more than 5.7 million Marylanders. For more general facts on Maryland Drinking Water, click
Recent Reports and News...
Central and Western Maryland are in drought watch.
State and Federal Regulations for Drinking Water Systems, Safe Drinking Water Act...
General Facts, Drought, Tips for consumers and business owners, Water Auditing, Climate Change...
Guidance for Water Systems, Forms, Capacity Management, Capacity Development, Operator Guidance, Source Water Assessment and Protection...
Publications and Reports
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Reports, Advisory Committee Reports, Consumer Confidence Reports...
Testing for Lead in Schools
Requirements of Maryland House Bill 270 and requirements for testing for lead in the drinking water of public and nonpublic schools
Information for Consumers
General Information on Drinking Water, Safe Drinking Water Reports, Consumer Confidence Reports, Residential Wells...
Lead and Copper in Drinking Water
Rules, Forms, and Information Concerning Lead and Copper in Drinking Water
Water Resource Management
Water Studies, Source Water Protection, Climate Change, Drought Response and Assessment, Conservation...
Water Sampler and Laboratory Certification
Sampler Certification Courses, Certification of Drinking Water Laboratories, Forms...
Permitting Procedure, Applications and Forms, Notice of Applications Received...
Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators
The Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators, Forms and Information
Board of Well Drillers
Information on the State Board of Well Drillers
For More Information
For more information
contact the Water Supply Program at 410-537-3702 or