MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
WATER MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION
Notice of Application Received for State Permit and Holding of Public Informational Hearing
Issue Date: April 20, 2017 in The Republican
The Water Management Administration (Administration) is reviewing the application for the State Permit listed below. The application and related information are on file with the Administration at the main office; arrangements may be made for inspection and copying. Opportunity is afforded individuals to provide written comments, to participate in a public hearing, or to be placed on an interested persons list for the listed application. Any further notices about actions on an application will be provided only by mail to those individuals on a mailing list of interested persons. A public informational hearing has been scheduled on May 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM, at the Auditorium of Garrett College, 687 Mosser Rd, McHenry, MD 21541. The close of the public comment period will be determined at the public hearing. All inquiries and requests should include the permit application number; your name, address and telephone number; and should be addressed to John Grace, Chief, Source Protection and Appropriation Division, Water Management Administration, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21230. Telephone: (410) 537-3590.
GA2015G001/01 – Garrett County Sanitary District, 2008 Maryland Hwy., Suite 2, Mt. Lake Park, MD 21550 has applied to appropriate and use an annual average of 145,000 gallons of groundwater per day (gpd) and an average of 232,000 gpd during the month of maximum use. Water will be taken from two wells in the Greenbrier Formation and used for public water supply. The project is located at east of Hoyes Run Road near the intersection of Hoyes Run Road and Nordic Lane, McHenry, Garrett County, Maryland.
Impacts to the resource and nearby users were evaluated using data from aquifer tests, nearby wells and geologic reports available to the Administration. Pumping during periods of maximum use may lower the water table about 30 feet in the deep portion of the Greenbrier formation at nearby well locations. Drawdown in the shallower domestic wells in this region is not anticipated to exceed four feet. In making the evaluation, the withdrawal was modeled as being pumped continuously for 90 days at the maximum rate with no recharge to the aquifer. Unreasonable impacts to other water supplies are not anticipated as a result of the requested withdrawal.
Please see link to MDE web page for the County's application.