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The DUSWM Environmental Laboratory and Drinking Water Operators collect water samples to use as a snapshot of the water quality in the neighborhood of sampling. The results of the sampling are sent to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) which maintains water system compliance. Water samples taken in neighborhoods are instrumental in maintaining excellent water quality.
Generally speaking, well testing is the responsibility of the homeowner. There may be exceptions on a case-by-case basis. The Environmental Laboratory has a list of private laboratories that can be used. Contact the Laboratory Supervisor, Joshua Smith, at (301) 600-1597 to be referred to a local private laboratory.
The Frederick County Environmental Laboratory does not perform any lead and copper testing in the County schools. This testing is performed by independent reference laboratories.
Let the oil cool, then pour into an empty can to solidify, then throw into the trash for final disposal.
Baby wipes, either soiled or clean, should NEVER be flushed down a toilet. Only dispose of the wipes in a trash can.