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Water and Sewer Frequently Asked Questions

Q. My well or septic system is failing. What should I do?

A. Several options may be available to you such as upgrading your system, connecting to an existing water or sewer line or extensions of water or sewer. Call Groundwater Management in the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability at 410-887-2762 for more information.

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Q. What charges will I be responsible for if I connect into public water or sewer?

A. Some of the charges that may be levied if a property has frontage on a water or sewer line are benefit assessment, sewer service charges, water distribution charge, connection charges, and any deficit that may be incurred.

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Q. Can I finance any of these charges?

A. Baltimore County may have financing available for some of these charges. Contact our office at 410-887-2423 for more information.

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Revised June 5, 2015

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