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 Susquehanna Operational 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 Susquehanna Operational Services at 1-443-252-1410 or 443-406-5583. For meter reading and billing questions contact Millington Town Office at 410-928-3880.
Trash and Recycling Pick up 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
Do's and Dont's: What can you Pour Down the Drain?
We have recently experienced issues with the sewer main blocked or backing up into the street or into someone's property. This is due to unusually large amounts of grease coming through the system, coagulating, and blocking the passage of the normal flow or items that are not biodegradable. Knowing what is safe to flush or pour in the drain can save the property owner and the Town money (costs that trigger an increase in the rate to cover an increase in maintainance costs) and headaches. The following is a guide of what not to pour down the drain and how to deal with common household items properly. While none of these should instantaneously clog a sink or toilet, over time these items will significantly hurt your plumbing systems and pipes.
- Grease - Grease along with fats and oils are substances that cause plumbing issues. As these are binding agents once they cool down, they will rapidly clog pipes and drains. Put these in jars or cans to cool before disposing of them in the trash. Wipe the pan before washing.
- Expanding Foods - We're talking about rice, pasta, and oatmeal. Most starchy or grainy solids that puff up will cause blockages if they are poured down the drain. Scraping plates into the trash before rinsing is a must.
- Coffee Grounds - One of the most common cuases of sink blockages, coffee grounds are harsh on pipes and do not get properly ground by garbage disposals.
- Flour - Think of the consistency of bread dough, it only takes a mixture of flour and water to clog a sink; so avoid a clog by not putting flour down the drain.
- Eggshells - Another seemingly harmless bi-product like coffee grounds, these are not easily dispopsed of and can get stuck in viscous pockets of other difficult to drain substances.
- Fibrous Fruits and Veggies - Produce like pumpkin, corn husks, and other tough-shelled fruits and veggies can easily clog your drains. Trash or compost instead.
- Paint - Paint can immediately cause serious drainage issues and subsequent health risks. There are reasons why there are hazardous waste labels on most paints, so avoid rinsing them down your drain.
- Paper Products - Specifically avoid anything non-tiolet paper as any excess of fibrous paper can cause a clog. Items like paper towels, wipes, sanitary products, or packaging should never be put down a drain, they will not leave without professional assistance.
- Harsh Cleaning Products - These products might not necessarily clog your sinks and drains, but they can be hazardous to your health and eat away at your pipes. Check with specific labels on products to see how best to dispose of them.
- Flushable Products - Feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, and other "flushable" products can all put significant strain on your drain and cause blockages in the sewer system as well as clog and disable pumps at the plant.
- Medication - Another seemingly innocuous set of products in terms of clogging, medication is a leading source of contaminating water supplies. Be courteous to your own household as well as others by not flushing or draining unused medication. One way to dispose of unused medication is to drop it off at the local Sheriff's Office or "Drug Drop Off" at the local Health Department; another disposal method is to fill medicine bottle with water, replace lid, and shake until a paste is formed, then discard in trash.
There are dozens of other common products that can harm pipes - we always recommend thinking about how a material will react to confined spaces and water before putting it down a drain.
Electronic Version of your Utility Bill:
- In order to receive your utility bill electronically through email, contact the Town Office to set up this option. Our email address is:
Utilities Contact Information
Susquehanna Operational Services Water/Sewer issues (443) 252-1410
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