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Well & Septic
Water Wells
Karen Amoss

350 Montevue Ln.
Frederick, MD  21702

Ph: (301) 600-1726
Fx: (301) 600-3180

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Groundwater Appropriation Permits
  • Issue permits for all wells - domestic, geothermal, monitoring and test wells
  • Well citing variances

Soil Evaluation/Percolation Tests
  • Conduct soil evaluations and percolation tests for new construction, subdivisions, lots of record, and farm tenant houses
  • Evaluate existing improved properties for septic system repairs and Innovative and Alternative (I&A) sewage systems
  • Frederick County Restricted Soils 

Building Permits
  • Review building permits including site inspection
  • Design individual sewage disposal systems (trench, pit, sand mound)
  • Inspection of septic system installation

  • Investigate complaints regarding failed septic systems
  • Conduct sanitary surveys of communities to determine possible well and septic problems



  • Provide information on size and location of septic systems
  • Provide information on location, depth, and yield of water wells
  • Building permit information