WFMD: Frederick County Placed Under Drought Warning

Baltimore, Md (KM). The water situation in Frederick County and surrounding jurisdictions has become very serious. The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a drought warning for central Maryland, which includes not only Frederick County, but Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Baltimore and Cecil Counties.

“We’re encouraging citizens and businesses to voluntarily reduce their water use. And at the same, we’re going to increase our evaluations in the monitoring that we do and we’re going to do even more of that,” says Jay Apperson, spokesman for MDE. “And we’re going to be working with the local water systems and the local drought response coordinators that are in the jurisdictions including Frederick County.”…

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