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Well Water and Septic Systems

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Handouts UME's Fact Sheet "A Guide to Septic Systems and Maintenance" EPA's Infographic "Be Septic Smart" See our YouTube channel for more videos on Septics, Wells and Water Quailty by clicking here !

Wednesday Water Webinars

University of Maryland Extension will be hosting monthly webinars on various water quality related topics. Join Andrew Lazur, Water Quality Specialist, as he dives into water topics that affect us all. These webinars will take place via Zoom on the dates shown below, allowing time for Q & A at...

Info on Septic Systems

Septic Systems and Maintenance Septics 101 - Video A Guide to Septic Systems and Maintenance - PDF Septic Systems and Their Maintenance - Soil Facts - PDF Septic Records and Maintenance - PDF Manual For Septic System Professionals - PDF Household Chemicals and Your Septic System - PDF Onsite Sewage...

Info on Water

Water Testing Maryland Certified Testing Labs - PDF - 2/6/2020 Household Water Testing -PDF Interpeting Your Test Results - Video Drinking Water Interpretation Tool - Penn State Ext. Dietary Sodium and Considerations of Your Drinking Water - PDF Collecting Water Samples and Conducting Lab Tests -...

Private Wells

Understanding and Maintaining Private Wells How a Water Well is Drilled - Video How Does My Well System Work - Video Well Disinfection - PDF How To Disinfect Your Well - Video Well Inspection - Video Troubleshooting Well Bladder Pressure Tanks - PDF Abandoned Wells Cap It, Plug It! Well Caps and...

FAQ on Septic Systems

Frequently Asked Questions on Septic Systems Where can I locate information to determine what type of septic installation is on my property? Your County Health Department maintains records of permitted systems and you may request those records by conducting them. Click here for a list of County...

Water Chat - Contact Us

Have a question about your drinking water quality, well or septic system?

Customize a Seminar or Workshop

Let us customize a Well Water and/or Septic Systems event specific to the needs of your organization, homeowners group or community We will come to your area to meet with your group and offer a class/seminar/workshop that is customized by you, to meet the needs of your group. Most classes are free...

Certified Water Testing Labs

The Maryland Department of the Environment annually updates the list of certified water testing labs . We have culled the list to provide you with the contact information for the labs that serve homeowners. This list was last updated in 2019 - some of the information may be outdated. You can...

County Resources

Find the information that corresponds with your county of residence. Allegany County 301-759-5051 Anne Arundel County 410-222-7189 for Well Water 410-222-7193 for Septic Systems Baltimore County 410-887-2762 Calvert County 410-535-1600...


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