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  1. About Us
  2. Forms & Publications
  3. Account & Billing
  4. How to Read My Bill
  5. Connecting to Water & Sewer
  6. Petitioning for Services
  7. Water Quality Reports
  8. Education & Outreach
  9. Sewage Backup Prevention
  10. Water Conservation
  11. Biosolids Recycling Program
  12. Annual Performance Summary

The Division of Water & Sewer is responsible for the operation, maintenance, administration, planning and engineering of the public water and sewer facilities that service over 130,000 citizens of Harford County.  Founded in 1956 as the Harford County Metropolitan Commission, the utility has been rendering exceptional service for 60 years. 

Providing service on a 24/7 basis, the utility is managed by 170 people, including engineers, scientists, licensed operators, mechanics, electricians, instrument specialist, business professionals and support staff, who protect public health, safeguard the environment, and support economic development.

Our mission is to provide high quality water and wastewater services while protecting the public health and natural environment of our County.  The Division plans, maintains, and constructs infrastructure to promote cost efficient services while delivering innovative and sustainable strategies in meeting regulatory requirements, managing capacity and improvement plans, and meeting the needs of our customers. 

Our goals are to:
- Protect public health and our ecosystem through responsible system management,          maintenance, and operations.
- Provide responsive, timely, economical, and friendly service to our customers.
- Provide clean, affordable water to our customers.    

The Division operates as an enterprise fund, which means we are fully funded by user fees and charges. We are not supported by any tax revenues, including property taxes. Revenue is solely generated by user charges, licensing and permitting fees, and interest on investments. 
Drinking Water

Our dedicated professionals operate three drinking water facilities, which treat an average of 17 million gallons of water a day, ensuring residents and businesses have reliable access to clean, safe drinking water.  Our assets include nearly 700 miles of water mains and laterals, 12 storage tanks, 12 booster stations, and 4,000 fire hydrants.  

Wastewater Management
Water that goes down the drain from taking a shower, washing dishes, using a washing machine, or flushing a toilet is known as wastewater.  Managing the County’s wastewater includes the upkeep of more than 788 miles of sewer mains and laterals that carry wastewater from homes and businesses to be treated at one of our three wastewater treatment plants before it is returned to the waterway.

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Our Service Area

The Abingdon Water Treatment Plant, pictured above, is one of three County-owned treatment plants that provides clean potable water.  The below map outlines the Division's service area; click on the map for further detail.

  1. Emergency - Maintenance
    24 Hours / 7 Days a Week
    Phone: (410) 612 - 1612

    Water Quality Issues
    Cloudy water, taste, or odor issues
    Phone: (410) 638 - 3939

    Billing & Account Inquiries
    Phone: (410) 638 - 3311
    Mail Payment to:
    Bureau of Revenue Collections
    P.O. Box 609
    Bel Air, Maryland 21014.

    Availability & Permitting Inquiries

    Phone: (410) 638 - 3300

  1. Biannual Flushing of the Water Distribution System

    The Harford County Department of Public Works, Water and Sewer Division, will begin its biannual flushing of the water distribution system on Monday, April 10th. Read on...
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William J. Bettin, P.E.
Deputy Director of Water & Sewer

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Phone: (410) 638 - 3300


3334 Abingdon Road
Abingdon, MD 21009
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       this address.  Click Here f
       payment information.