The Washington County Planning Commission voted Monday to change the text in the county Water and Sewerage Plan concerning the town of Clear Spring to reflect that a transmission line will be restricted for some future users.
The town of Clear Spring won't be able to provide water from a proposed storage tank for new developments outside a county-designated area that includes the existing water service area and the entire town, Senior Planner Tim Lung said.
The designated area, known as the Priority Funding Area, is where the county encourages growth to occur, he said.
New properties outside that area will instead have to use wells for water, Lung said.
There are similar restricted lines elsewhere in the county, Lung said.
The Maryland Department of the Environment asked the town to make the administrative change and the town requested the commission take Monday's action.
The town of Clear Spring has applied to the Maryland Department of the Environment for funding to build the tank to improve its water system, Lung said.