Utilities

The Town of Sudlersville offers its residents public water and sewer services. The water facility is located behind the Sudlersville Town Office on South Church Street, and the sewer facility is On the South end of Town on South Church Street.

The Town of Sudlersville 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 report reflects that the Town's water system meets all federal and state requirements for safe drinking water. To view the annual report:

The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2015

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 Sudlersville Town Office at 410-438-3465.

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)
  • 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
  • only run dishwasher when full
  • cut back on amount of rinsing before loading dishwasher
  • only run washer when you have a full load; or adjust water level accordingly

Outdoor tips to conserve:

  • water lawn early in the morning or at night to avoid excess evaporation
  • only water lawn when it shows signs of needing water; overwatering is bad for plants and     lawns; it promotes shallow root growth, make your lawn less hardy
  • 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