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Carroll County Water & Sewer Master Plan

The purpose of the Water & Sewer Master Plan is to further the health and welfare of citizens residing or working in Carroll County through the orderly development and expansion of adequate water and sewer systems. The Water & Sewer Master Plan implements and is consistent with the County Master Plan and community comprehensive plans. Through a coordinated effort with the municipalities, the Water & Sewer Master Plan schedules and sets priorities for water and sewer projects based on an evaluation of facilities usage, the need for upgrade and/or expansion, public health considerations, and planned growth patterns.

Title 9, Subtitle 5, Health-Environmental Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, requires Carroll County to review and adopt a Water & Sewer Master Plan every three years. Amendments are processed bi-annually, as needed, in the interim. The Maryland Department of the Environment Regulation 26.03.01 establishes procedures for implementing the law. This Water & Sewer Master Plan has been developed in accordance with those regulations. This plan is adopted by resolution of the Carroll County Commissioners and does not become effective until approved by Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).

2013 Triennial Update

On November 6, 2013, the Planning and Zoning Commission, along with the County's eight municipalities, Certified the 2013 Carroll County Water and Sewer Master Plan, and forwarded it to the Board of County Commissioners for a public hearing on December 5, 2013.

The Board of County Commissioners Adopted this plan on December 19, 2013, and forwarded it on to the Maryland Department of the Environment. The plan was Approved by the Maryland Department of the Environment on July 2, 2014.

State law requires the Plan to be updated every three years. Updates have been made to maps, data, figures, and relevant supporting information. The Plan covers all areas of the County, including community water supply and sewerage systems, and planned service areas including maps of these areas.

2014 Carroll County Water & Sewer Master Plan - MDE Approved (entire document)

2013 Carroll County Water & Sewer Master Plan - December 2013 County Adopted (entire document)

To view an individual map, please click the link below for the appropriate map.

Bark Hill Water Service Area
Freedom Sewer Service Area
Freedom Water Service Area
Hampstead Sewer Service Area
Hampstead Water Service Area
Manchester Sewer Service Area
Manchester Water Service Area
Mount Airy Sewer Service Area
Mount Airy Water Service Area
New Windsor Sewer Service Area
New Windsor Water Service Area
Pleasant Valley Sewer Service Area
Pleasant Valley Water Service Area
Taneytown Sewer Service Area
Taneytown Water Service Area
Union Bridge Sewer Service Area
Union Bridge Water Service Area
Westminster Sewer Service Area
Westminster Water Service Area

2007 Triennial Update

The 2007 triennial update of the Water & Sewer Master Plan was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on March 1, 2007. Maryland Department of the Environment subsequently approved the plan, and it became effective on September 10, 2007.

2007 Master Plan for Water and Sewerage

Introductory Briefing

Review of the Report

Table of Contents

Introduction and Definitions

Chapter 1 - Goals of Carroll County
      Map 1 - Priority Funding Areas and Planned Water Service Areas
      Map 2 - Priority Funding Areas and Planned Sewer Service Areas

Chapter 2 - Background Information
      Figure 1 - Carroll County and Environs Map
      Figure 2 - Carroll and the Baltimore Regional Planning Area Map
      Figure 3 - Wetlands and Streams Map
      Figure 4 - General Soils Map
      Figure 5 - General Geologic Map
      Figure 6 - General Aquifer Map
      Figure 7 - Forested Areas and Steep Slope Soils Map
      Figure 8 - Water Resource Management Area Guidance Map
      Figure 9 - 2000 and 2025 Population Density Map
      Figure 10 - Major Public Institutions
      Figure 11 - Agricultural Land Preservation
      Figure 12 - Carroll County Master Plan Map
      Figure 13 - Major Watersheds

Chapter 3 - Water Supply Facilities
      Table 2 - Part 1

Chapter 4 - Sewerage Facilities
      Table 6 - Part 1

Appendix 1 Carroll County Master Plan Vision and Goals
Appendix 2 Procedure for Obtaining Water or Sewer Extensions by Developers
Appendix 3 Method for Projecting Water Supply and Sewerage Demands
Appendix 4 Carroll County Community Investment Plan - Utilities Enterprise (FY07-12)
Appendix 5 MDE Approval, Carroll County Resolution No. 694-07,
                        Carroll County Planning Commission Certification

The Plan also includes maps which define the planned service area for water systems and sewerage systems in the County.

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