About Your Water & Sewer Service

Quick Contact Numbers

Division Number
Water and Sewer 410-535-1600, ext. 2554
Public Works Main Line 410-535-2204 or 410-535-2205

Meters and Water Lines

The county is responsible for maintaining water lines from the water main to the isolation valves or water meters at property lines only. Leaks or breakage in lines between this connection and the building are the responsibility of the property owner.

  • Please remember that meter tampering is illegal and violators are subject to legal action.
  • The county has begun to install new water meters, so county service personnel may be seen working on area meters.
  • Water meters must be accessible to county personnel. If a water meter is inaccessible, the property owner will be required to pay for relocating or uncovering the meter.

Grinder Pumps

Wastewater normally flows by gravity from homes or businesses to the public sewer main. Buildings in low-lying areas, however, may need a pump to move wastewater to a sewer main at a higher elevation. A grinder pump works like a household garbage disposal, grinding up wastewater and pumping it into the public sewer system. Following our tips on what not to flush will help avoid problems with grinder pumps.

State Restrictions

State law prohibits the connection of stormwater drainage to a county sewer system, whether by sump pump or other means.