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NEWS
January 23, 2001
MDE to hold hearing on quarry By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer The Maryland Department of the Environment will sponsor a hearing Wednesday to give interested parties a look at a state proposal to make H.B. Mellott Beaver Creek quarry liable should water problems develop in the area. The proposal would establish a "zone of dewatering influence" around the east and west pits of the quarry, said Ed Larrimore, program manager of the Department of the Environment mining program.
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NEWS
April 7, 1998
The City of Hagerstown's annual hydrant flushing program is about to begin. The 71,000 people served by the city water system should check their water supply before washing clothes during periods when neighborhood hydrants are being flushed, said Gene Walzl, Water Department manager. The city notifies residents through The Herald-Mail newspapers when their neighborhood hydrants will be flushed, he said. The flushing program cleans out rust and other particles, Walzl said.
NEWS
May 5, 2011
Hydrant flushing by the Hagerstown Water Department will begin Monday and continue through May 20. Affected areas are along Virginia Avenue bordered to the north by Halfway Boulevard from Valley Mall to Downsville Pike (Md. 632) and the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks to the south, including such areas as Halfway Manor, Marbern Road, York Road, Clinton Avenue, Rosewood Drive, Bower Avenue, Cloverleaf Road, Ontario Drive, Rench Road and the Woodmoor development. The city suggests water customers in these areas continually check their water supply for discolored water conditions that might occur because of this work, particularly when using automatic washing machines.
NEWS
April 17, 2013
The City of Hagerstown says hydrant flushing will take place Monday, April 22, through Friday, May 17, in the following areas: Areas along Virginia Avenue from Williamsport to the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks including the areas of Williamsport, Cloverton, Interstate Industrial Park, Governor Lane Boulevard, Elmwood Farms, VanLear, Tammany Manor, Hickory School Area, Valley Mall and Wesel Boulevard. The city cautions water customers in those areas to frequently check their water supply for discolored water conditions which may occur because of this work, particularly when using automatic washing machines.
NEWS
By JEFF SEMLER | April 20, 2010
By the time you read this column, the Washington County Envirothon will be complete as it was held Friday at Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview and Earth Day will be observed Thursday. The reason I point that out is one of the topics for the Envirothon was groundwater, and if you live in Washington County, there is a great possibility you rely on groundwater for your home's water supply. Even if you live in some of the smaller municipalities around the county, several of them rely on groundwater for their public service water supply.
NEWS
July 17, 1997
By VANDANA SINHA Staff Writer Despite an extended drought, the town of Boonsboro has managed to replenish its water supply enough to lift its water ban today. Because of cooperative citizens and repaired leaks in Boonsboro and Keedysville pipes, Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman said the town reservoir bounced back to normal levels. "But we're still stressing that these are drought conditions and ask people to use their water wisely," he said. The water level in Boonsboro's reservoir has surged to more than 19 feet, about two feet higher than Friday's depth, Kauffman said.
NEWS
by DAN DEARTH | February 20, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The U.S. Department of the Interior has proposed installing a water-quality monitoring system inside the R.C. Willson Water Treatment Plant in Williamsport, according to Mike Spiker, the City of Hagerstown's utilities director. The equipment would monitor raw water from the Potomac River for biological and chemical contaminants, and act as an early-warning device for the city in case impurities are found, Spiker said last week. Hagerstown gets its water supply from the Potomac River and the Edgemont Reservoir.
NEWS
March 11, 2002
Hagerstown The city reports the water supply, which is fed by the Potomac River, is low, but not at a critical level. Water Department Manager Gene Walzl is asking users to be conscientious about how they use water. Mount Aetna The spring and well that supply public water to the Mount Aetna area are at low levels. Water use restrictions that are in effect prohibit washing cars, sidewalks or houses and require residents to fix leaks and take quick showers. Sharpsburg, Highfield, Sandy Hook, Elk Ridge Water is supplied by Washington County.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | June 27, 2007
BEAVER CREEK - Health officials still are trying to determine whether a sewage problem at a local country club caused people to get sick. The Washington County Health Department received more than 80 calls last week from people having gastrointestinal problems, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, department spokesman Rod MacRae said Friday. Many of those people recently had been to Beaver Creek Country Club, so the health department inspected the premises, MacRae said. The country club's clubhouse remains closed, but the course, driving range and pool are open, according to the club's Web site.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | February 19, 2007
HAGERSTOWN The U.S. Department of the Interior has proposed installing a water-quality monitoring system inside the R.C. Willson Water Treatment Plant in Williamsport, according to Mike Spiker, the City of Hagerstown's utilities director. The equipment would monitor raw water from the Potomac River for biological and chemical contaminants, and act as an early-warning device for the city in case impurities are found, Spiker said last week. Hagerstown gets its water supply from the Potomac River and the Edgemont Reservoir.
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