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County Executive McCarthy Releases Statement on Water Quality at WNA and RSES

Post Date:08/14/2019 12:11 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2019

ELKTON, MD. -- Grounded on the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) well readings pertaining to the water supplies at West Nottingham Academy (WNA) and Rising Sun Elementary School (RSES), and after completing their review, the Cecil County Health Department has concluded that there is no demonstrated threat to public health as stated in a letter from Health Officer Lauren Levy to County Executive Alan McCarthy dated August 13, 2019.

The letter states, "Based on the most recent data available and after conferring with Frances Phillips, Deputy Secretary of Public Health Services at the Maryland Department of Health on this matter, we have concluded that there is no evidence of a public health threat at either school."

"As the health and well-being of the citizens of Cecil County are always of utmost importance, I am pleased that the facts show that both water systems are sound and that the water supplied to both West Nottingham Academy and Rising Sun Elementary School are in compliance with water quality standards and present no threat to the students and staff at either school,” said McCarthy.

The County concludes that based on the information provided and well test results, there is no need to extend public water to Rising Sun Elementary School or West Nottingham Academy at this time. The review is the result of language MDE inserted as part of their recent approval of the County’s 2019 Master Water & Sewer Plan regarding the water systems of these two locations.

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Media Contact:
Jennifer Lyall
Public Information Officer
Cecil County Government
jlyall@ccgov.org
410-996-8454

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