The Utilities Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance
of the water distribution systems, the wastewater collection systems,
and the wastewater treatment systems in Allegany County.
The county purchases all potable water from regional suppliers
which is subsequently distributed and sold to individual customers.
The Utilities Division has multiple upgrade/expansion projects in the study/design/construction phases at any point in time. Under the direction of a Professional Engineer, this divisionís employees are knowledgeable about the latest, emerging technologies and construction techniques.
Many employees carry mulitple certifications/licenses as water and wate water professionals.
The Department of Public Works Ė Utilities Division is to utilize its
resources, training, and experience to provide and maintain a high level
of service to the residents of Allegany County and other county
agencies. The division shall strive to meet publicís needs in a timely
and courteous manner while maintaining the highest degree of
workmanship, professionalism, and ethics. Implicit in the mission of the
division is the necessity to keep the equipment, software, and employee
training current, establish and maintain standard guidelines, maintain
and reinvest in our infrastructure, and adhere to the policies and
procedures of Allegany 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
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