Utilities & Waste Management

The Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management (DUSWM), through responsible management of the County’s water, wastewater and solid waste infrastructure, strives to provide the community with a safe and dependable water supply and reliable waste disposal services that do not harm the environment or natural resources of Frederick County.

The Division provides for the planning, construction, and operation of the County’s water supply, wastewater disposal and solid waste pollution control infrastructure. These responsibilities and/or activities are distributed among six departments and one support office within the Division.

Important Notice
Braddock Heights Water Customers

The Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management (DUSWM) is preparing to repaint the exterior surface of the water storage tank located on Schley Avenue.  To properly repaint the water tank, it is expected to be taken out of service and the water drained.

Division staff will be installing a temporary water booster system to supply water to customers while the storage tank is expected to be out of service.  We do not anticipate customers will experience significant service impacts during this work, although some residents may notice a slight decrease in water pressure during peak water usage times. 

We will also be closely communicating with the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services to ensure proper contingency plans are in place.

During the week of April 10, 2017, we will begin this work by testing the temporary water booster pumping system to ensure it is functioning properly.  Once testing is completed, the water storage tank is expected to be drained and the painting contractor will begin work. 

Because painting is highly weather dependent, we are unable to provide the exact date the painting will begin; the repainting effort is expected to be completed by mid-June (or earlier, weather permitting).

Should you have any questions concerning this matter or others related to your water system, please call the Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management at 301-600-1825, Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays) from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  For service related issues on weekends, holidays, or after-hours, please contact our emergency number at 301-600-2194.

As a valued customer, we believe it is important to keep you informed of any changes in your service and want to thank you in advance for your patience while we complete this effort.