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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.
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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
September 23, 2011
Hydrant flushing is to begin Monday and continue through Friday, Sept. 30, in the following areas of Hagerstown: The area from Memorial Boulevard to Rose Hill Avenue Areas surrounding South Hagerstown High School, Pope Avenue and Corbett Street Also, beginning Tuesday and continuing through October, the city of Hagerstown will conduct fire-flow testing in the downtown area of Hagerstown, including Summit Avenue, Antietam Street, Mulberry...
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.
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 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
April 29, 2002
Maryland Washington County The county is under a drought warning. That means it must prepare for the possibility of restrictions on water use and encourage residents to conserve. - Hagerstown Dave Shindle, an engineer with the Hagerstown Water Department, said there have been no problems with the city's water supply, which is fed by the Potomac River. He said users should practice "normal everyday conservation. " - Mount Aetna The spring and well that supply public water are at low levels.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 7, 2005
HAGERSTOWN andrews@herald-mail.com Hagerstown has been working for about a month to remove a bad taste and odor in its water supply, Chris Bordlemay, the acting manager of the Water and Sewer Department, said Thursday. He said the problem isn't unusual and is probably caused by two things: a low level in the Potomac River, a main source, and organic substances in the water. He said there is no health risk because of the change of the water's taste and smell.
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.
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