Division is responsible for maintenance and operation of the
water distribution system, wastewater collection system and
wastewater treatment systems in the County. The County has
approximately 185 miles of sewer line and 197 miles of water
line with a total of approximately 14,000 customers. The
Division employees operate five wastewater treatment plants,
several waste water pump stations, and seven water storage tanks.
Allegany County purchases all potable water from other regional
suppliers which is then distributed and sold to our individual
customers. The Division is also responsible for bulk water and
sewer meter readings and individual home water meter readings.
At any given time the Division has
several upgrade or expansion projects in study, design or
construction. These range from water or sewer line extensions,
plant upgrades, or inflow/infiltration improvements. Growth,
new regulations and needed repairs require the Division to stay
current on the latest technologies and construction techniques.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Allegany
County Department of Public Works -- Utilities Division is to
utilize its resources, training and experience to provide and
maintain a high level of technical service to the residents of
Allegany County and other county agencies. The division shall
strive to meet the public's needs in a timely and courteous
manner while protecting the environment, maintaining the highest
degree of workmanship, professionalism and ethics. Implicit in
the mission of the department is the necessity to keep the
equipment, software and employee training current, establish and
maintain standard guidelines, and adhere to the policies and
procedures of the department and the county.
The goals of the division shall
be a guide to the employee who will work to attain and maintain
these goals, while realizing the need for cooperation, good
communication and proper attitude taking into consideration the
fiscal restraints and budgetary limitations.