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Watershed Management
View the Frederick County Stream Survey here.  View watershed reports here
Visit our new Community Restoration Project tour here.

New!  Read the 07/01/2014 compliance report for HB987, Stormwater Utility Fee here.

In case of any spill or discharge of a suspected hazardous or harmful nature, please notify 911 immediately. If it is a non-emergency, please call Heather Montgomery at 301.600.1741, email to , or report it here.


The Watershed Management Section has several goals for water quality in Frederick County, including:
  • Regulatory compliance including management of the mandatory National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit compliance and reporting; oversight on Industrial Discharge Permits for Stormwater; and coordination on Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements;
  • Compliance with the state's Stormwater Utility Fee requirements;
  • Pollution prevention and response to illicit discharges;
  • Public outreach and education related to water quality from stormwater;
  • Stream assessment and water quality monitoring;
  • Frederick County Stream Survey and Watershed Reports;
  • Watershed assessment, protection and restoration.  The Section has published numerous watershed assessments, retrofit assessments and other documents, and has implemented and tracked over 729 acres of urban stormwater restoration with its partners;
  • Green infrastructure assessment, protection and restoration.  Through a Green Infrastructure planning effort, the Section has conducted natural resource assessments for wetlands, forests, and streams.  Green Infrastructure is a priority for the Environmental Protection Agency and is tied to funding opportunities and regulatory programs. It is also connected to the County's Comprehensive Plan;
  • Coordination of the Monocacy and Catoctin Watershed Alliance, a non-advocacy group that works on water quality and habitat issues. 

Note that the Monocacy & Catoctin Watershed Alliance web site is external to the Frederick County Government web site; please review our Disclaimer.


Point of Rocks Neighborhood Stormwater Master Plan
Community members interested in this project can contact Darlene Bucciero, Project Manager, at 301.600.2952 or click on the following link: Point of Rocks Neighborhood Stormwater Master Plan.