A meeting was held on June 13 between the Town, representatives from Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Maryland Rural Water Association (MRWA) to discuss the situation regarding the town’s water issue. Also attending were State Senator Mary Beth Carozza and State Delegate Wayne Hartman. The meeting was held after a tour of the Water Treatment Plant to consider further options and solutions to correct the removal of the iron in the town’s water system.
The Town, MDE, and MRWA are in a “working partnership” to bring all available resources necessary to provide the best possible water to the citizens of Pittsville. The Town is very appreciative of the support we are receiving from MDE and MRWA as well as Senator Carozza and Delegate Hartman.
The Town will be and has been making improvements to the operation and maintenance of the WTP in the short term, but also will be considering what other necessary measures need to be undertaken to insure that the WTP will continue to operate in an efficient and effective manner.
The position of the Town is to provide the highest and best quality of water it can. Tests that have been conducted have indicated that the Town’s WTP is meeting the primary standards of the federal Safe Water Drinking Act.
In the future, the Town Manager will be making weekly updating reports on the Town web page to keep the Pittsville citizenry informed of our progress. Our thanks and appreciation to our citizens for their patience and understanding as we all go through this very stressful time.