WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE!
MEETING WITH MDE
On November 21, 2019, PITTSVILLE Town Officials traveled to Baltimore to meet with MDE staff and the Assistant Secretary to review and discuss the latest municipal operations for the water treatment plant. The meeting was very informative, cooperative, and much ground was covered to include how the town was progressing on the mini upgrade and potential funding available to the town from MDE. Accompanying town officials was Delegate Wayne Hartman. Senator Mary Beth Carozza, unfortunately could not attend due to another state meeting. MDE expressed their support for the town’s efforts and were placed with our progress and commitment to enhance water quality for our citizen residents.
With the additional costs to the Town for water repairs, maintenance, and operations, The Town Manager will be working on a proposal to increase water rates only to be presented to the Town Commissioners for consideration at the December 16, 2019 town meeting. The Town has already spent over $200,000 in necessary repairs and with the recent hiring of a professional company contracted to operate the water treatment plant, additional revenue will be needed in order to maintain our successful progress and curtail the use of funds from the water reserve account.
Every year, the town is required by MDE to conduct lead/copper testing in various locations throughout the Town. This year two (2) homes were detected with elevated levels in their water and notices have been sent out to homeowners as required by MDE. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE TOWN’S WATER TREATMENT PLANT AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM DO NOT HAVE ELEVATED LEVELS OF LEAD IN THE WATER!
AND ON ANOTHER NOTE!
Please be advised that town policy for receiving complaints is to provide name, address, contact number and nature of complaint for any action required to be taken by any town department except police department. The police department has established its own. No anonymous complaints or requests will be considered. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.