Ground Water Management
Drinking Water Wells, Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems and Waste Disposal
Underground tanks deteriorate over time and
eventually need to be replaced.
Ground Water Management Section (GWM) is responsible for managing and protecting the ground water resources of Baltimore County. Ground Water Management handles issues related to drinking water wells, onsite sewage disposal (septic) systems, removal of residential underground storage tanks (USTs), and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes.
You can find:
- BRF Grant Program
Learn if you are eligible for a grant in association with Maryland's Bay Restoration Fund.
- Waste Management Program
Understand the process for solid and hazardous waste disposal.
- Educational Booklets, Fact Sheets, and Studies
Drinking Water Wells, Ground Water Quality, and Septic Systems Information
- Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about wells and septic.
- Regulations and Policies
Learn about the regulations and policies administered by GWM.
Find common forms used by GWM. (also known as the Appendix A of GWM Policy Manual)
- Contractor References
Find lists of Well Drillers, Septic System Installers, Water Testing Laboratories, and UST Removal Contractors who are licensed in Baltimore County.
- Request Information
Ask questions about well, septic systems and underground storage tank removals.
A standard septic system design.
If you are interested in finding out information about on-going investigations involving petroleum contamination of ground water in Baltimore County, view the Maryland Department of the Environment's Oil Control Program Remediation Sites.
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Revised July 24, 2015
Revised April 6, 2016