COVID-19 Coronavirus Statement
The impacts of the COVID-19 have been vast, our thoughts are with all of you and we hope you're safe and healthy. In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, we have temporarily closed our office to the public to ensure the safety of our customers and employees. However, we have several options for making payments; payments may be made on our website, via telephone, US mail or placed in the drop box outside of the office. At this time our office staff will be available by phone during our normal business hours of Monday thru Thursday, 8am - 4pm and Friday, 8am - 2pm.
It is anticipated that with the State mandated closings and given the conduct of consumers at local markets that many will remain in their homes. Our water system will operate as normal. Please contact the office if you have any questions or concerns.
If you have a water emergency please call 410-846-1040, this number is for water emergencies only.
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Board of Directors meets at
Water Co-operative office, generally on the second Thursday evening of
The Business Manager receives direction from the Board for the
operation of the Water Co-operative.
The Board of Directors has established a mission for the Beaches Water Co-operative; "To provide water
service that is
dependable, economical, and
meets or exceeds health standards for all Co-operative
members". To meet that mission,
business was divided
into four areas: Operation, Administration,
Environmental, and Financial:
The Beaches Water Co-operative
consists of five
pumping stations with a total
of eight wells. All five stations are normally in operation supplying
to almost 800 homes in the communities of Long Beach,
Cherry Lane Farms, Kings Creek II, and Calvert Beach Estates II.
Controls cycle the pumping stations on and off as needed.
system has sufficient capacity to add a good number of new homes which
to shutdown pumping stations for repairs and maintenance.
Sections of the water system are over 40 years old and
repair. We have had numerous leaks in the system, mostly with black
piping. The typical leak is repaired in-place with no interruption of
We are fixing all minor repairs and additions are performed by our
As part of our operational goals, we seek to minimize
service. When necessary to shutdown a section of the system, we will
signs in the affected areas, a day in advance.
Future plans also
call for additional isolation valves which will allow us to shutdown
smaller sections of the community without affecting the entire system.
Beaches Water Co-operative
responsible for the water service up-to and including
the corporation stop valve which is located at the curb box at the
Whenever possible, we will work with the homeowner to coordinate
to their side of the line. In these cases, we will come out and turn
water on and off as needed. The corporation stop valve shall not be
by anyone other than water company personnel.
We have improved our bill processing, and with billing handled from our
office during the day, most questions are resolved immediately. Issues
with the water system can also be quickly evaluated. The Beaches Water Co-operative Rules have been updated
to allow the
Business Manager to process
past due accounts. Water service is interrupted if a past due account
The water provided to each member is groundwater, pumped from any of
eight deep wells in the system. These large production wells meet
demand standards and are expected to supply adequate amounts of water
into the next century.
Water is treated with gaseous or liquid chlorine within
plant and then stored in a local tank which is pressure fed to the
system. Chlorine residuals are tested daily, and water quality is
through monthly operational reports and routine inspections
by the Maryland State Department of the Environment, and by the federal
Currently, under provisions of the Safe Water Drinking
quality is monitored for over 80 potential contaminants. Accordingly,
is operating in full compliance with all water standards under SDWA and
enforced by EPA. If we should ever fail to meet these standards, all
members would be notified immediately. The water system supplies
gallons of water per day to our members, as well as providing fire
at any one of our 20 fire hydrant locations.
The breakdown of the BWC budget for each fiscal year can be viewed in the corresponding Newsletter/CCR
"The William E. Rausch Plant"
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