City, town near accord on water
SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg's water customers moved closer Tuesday to getting a new water supply.
Hagerstown City Council members unanimously approved a 10-year water purchase agreement between the two municipalities during their Tuesday night regular session.
Smithsburg Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said the Town Council will vote on the agreement during next Tuesday's 7 p.m. meeting.
The town will have to have a pump station repaired before the water supply changes, Myers said. That work is expected to take less than three months.
The town is in violation of the federal safe drinking water act because its water - primarily drawn from Hauver Spring - is not filtered or chemically treated.