Water Main Flushing
January 30, 2019
Beginning at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Maryland Environmental Services will flush Millington’s water system. Normal service should be restored by 3:00 PM.
Flushing reduces the trace amounts of material commonly found in any water system.
While flushing is in progress, you will likely notice drops in water pressure and a rusty appearance to the water.
If your water does appear rusty, flush it until it becomes clear. Also, avoid doing laundry and minimize the use of hot water.
While this program may cause some inconvenience, it will help to maintain the high quality of your service.
The Mayor and Council of Millington and Maryland Environmental Services appreciate your cooperation and patience.
If you should have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact the Town Office at 410-928-3880.
The Town of Millington offers its residents public water and sewer services. These public services are also available to residents of Sandfield and residents west and north of Millington. The water facility is located next to the Millington Elementary School on Sassafras Street, and the sewer facility is located on the Queen Anne's County side of Millington on Sassafras Street.
The Town of Millington contracts with Maryland Environmental Services to maintain and operate both facilities. Our water system and sewer system are tested on a regular basis and governed by federal and state regulations.
The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is published each year to inform the public of the quality of the drinking water. The current report reflects that the Town's water system meets all federal and state requirements for safe drinking water. To view the annual report:
In the event of a leak or water/sewer problem, contact Maryland Environmental Services at 1-800-669-7080. For meter reading and billing questions contact Millington Town Office at 410-928-3880.
Trash and Recycling is on Thursday.
Simple Water Conservation Steps
Statistics show that American use an average of 400+ million gallons of water per day; most of which is wasted due to carelessness.
- a drippy faucet that leaks 1 drop per second wastes 2,000+ gallons per year
- a running toilet wastes 200 gallons per day
- an average shower uses 20-30 gallons of water each usage
- water sprinkler will use 300 gallons of water per hour
- cut daily shower time by 5 minutes to save 9,000 gallons of water per year
- turn off water while brushing teeth to save 6 gallons per day
- washing your vehicle for 10 minutes with an unrestricted hose will use 80 gallons of water per wash
Indoor tips to conserve:
- turn faucets off when not in use; for example turn, faucet off while brushing teeth
- repair all leaking faucets, pipes, and toilets
- defrost frozen food in refrigerator or microwaves instead of running hot water over it
- dispose of toxic chemicals properly; do not pour them down the drain
- install water saving fixtures (low consumption toilets, efficient faucets and showerheads)
- do not throw trash into toilet; which may result in unnecessary flushing
- take a quick shower instead of a bath (savings of 20 gallons of water)
- clean vegetables in a sink or pan partially filled with water rather than running the tap
- re-use water from washing vegetables to water plants
- insulate water pipes
- instead of waiting for water to be cold enough to drink; keep water in refrigerator
- compost food scraps or dispose of them in the garbage instead of using disposal
- cut back on amount of rinsing before loading dishwasher
Outdoor tips to conserve:
- water lawn early in the morning or at night to avoid excess evaporation
- cover swimming pools to minimize the loss of water through evaporation
- sweep sidewalks or driveways instead of using a hose
- install efficient irrigation devices that can be adjusted according to the lawn's needs
- do not leave sprinklers or hoses on unattended
- maintain a lawn height of 2.5 to 3 inches to help protect the roots from heat stress and reduce the loss of moisture to evaporation
- water in several short sessions versus one long session - this allows the ground to absorb the water
- check sprinkler system and hoses periodically for leaks and keep nozzle heads in good repair
- make sure sprinkler is placed to only water the lawn not the sidewalk and street
- avoid sprinklers that spray a fine mist, which increases evaporation
- wash vehicle with a bucket of soapy water and use a nozzle to stop the flow of water between rinsing
- consider washing vehicle on the lawn if possible to reduce runoff
Water Repair Update:
- The drinking water sample that was collected from where the water leak was, repaired on May 1, 2018, has passed testing.
- The water boil advisory can be lifted.
Electronic Version of your 'Quartly Water Bill':
- We recently sent out postcards stating, we are updating our records to include our resident's email addresses. This will enable you to receive your water bill electronically as well. If you would like to receive your bill electronically, please let us know
- Our email address is:
Utilities Contact Information
Maryland Environmental Services
For Water and Sewer Emergencies
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