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DPW will work with the County’s smaller communities to find cost-effective ways to improve their privately-owned wastewater treatment or to connect them to a County-owned Water Reclamation Facility.


Many small communities in Anne Arundel County collect and treat their own sewage with privately-owned treatment plants. Often, these decentralized systems struggle with aging or inadequate wastewater treatment equipment. They face significant barriers to meeting the County’s water quality goals, including:

Limited Financial

Geographically Dispersed

Difficulty Attracting,
Training, and Retaining
System Operators