News Release, St. Mary’s Metropolitan Commission

2018 Annual Water Quality Reports
“Investing in a water secure future for St. Mary’s County”

Once again, we proudly present our Annual Water Quality Report. There are 28 individual reports that cover all testing completed from January through December 2018.

The reports may be viewed at:

We are pleased to tell you that our compliance with all State and Federal drinking water laws remains exemplary. As in the past, we are committed to delivering the best quality water. To that end, we remain vigilant in meeting the challenges of source water protection, water conservation, and community education while continuing to serve the needs of all of our water users.

The source of your drinking water is groundwater pumped from wells in the Patapsco (800 to 950 feet) and Aquia Aquifers (450 to 600 feet) which are below St. Mary’s County. All of our water comes from these confined aquifers.

The aquifers are “confined” by thick, impervious clay layers that lie above and below the water-bearing sand strata. We are very fortunate that these confining layers naturally protect our aquifers. The only treatment your water receives is the addition of chlorine as a precautionary disinfecting agent prior to entering your water distribution system.

For more information regarding your drinking water or water service, call Harry Pool at the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission at (301) 737-7400, Extension 108 Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...