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The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), US Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District (CENAP), Maryland Port Administration (MPA), Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), Maryland Environmental Service (MES), Cecil County, Town of Cecilton, and local, state and federal elected officials worked together during the reactivation of the Pearce Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility (DMCF) and the extension of a public water supply system to residents located in the Pearce Creek Service Area. CENAP obtained the required permit from MDE to reactivate the site in 2014; the site has been operational since December 2017. MPA has funded the waterline from the Town of Cecilton to the affected neighborhoods in order to address their water supply needs. Residential waterline connections were completed in 2018.


The service area designates the properties that have degraded water quality in their domestic wells. The service area includes properties in West View Shores (WVS), Bay View Estates (BVE), Sunset Pointe, and properties along Pond Neck Road closest to the dredged material placement site. Connections to the public water supply system have been restricted to these properties. Properties along the route from Cecilton to the Pearce Creek communities will not be permitted to connect.



Provision of a new domestic water supply to the Pearce Creek Service Area was contingent on CENAP receiving the required Water Quality Certification (WQC) permit from MDE to reactivate the Pearce Creek DMCF. The water supply project has moved forward since the WQC was approved by MDE.

The MPA provided a grant to the Town of Cecilton to fund the provision of domestic water for WVS, BVE, and Sunset Pointe, as well as homes along Pond Neck Road adjacent to the Pearce Creek DMCF. The grant funded the cost of installing a pipeline from the Town of Cecilton, connecting existing homes to the water system, and abandoning existing wells. Design and construction of the pipeline was managed by AECOM, the engineering firm for the Town of Cecilton. Residents will be invoiced by and pay the Town of Cecilton for actual water usage. For water service and hydrant billing inquiries, please contact Libby Jones via email at or by phone at 410-275-2692.

The preliminary design was completed in July 2014. AECOM finalized the design and obtained the necessary permits and easements. The Transmission Main project (pipeline that extends from the Town of Cecilton to the affected communities) and the Distribution system project (pipelines that extend from the Transmission Main to throughout the communities) were deemed potable on September 8, 2017. On-lot connections began fall 2017 and consisted of three phases. Phase 1 involved the exterior installation of the water meter, a portion of the service line, and on-lot shut-off valve; Phase 2 consisted of the interior plumbing as necessary to make the final connection to the indoor piping; and Phase 3 included the abandonment of the existing residential wells. The first homes connected to the new domestic water system occurred in fall 2017; the final connection occurred in spring 2018.


For current costs please contact Libby Jones at the Town of Cecilton byvia email at or by phone at 410-275-2692.


All suppliers of public water are federally required to test their water yearly and to send the results to entities within the service area. The report is mailed with the water bill. The monthly bacteriological reports can also be found below.

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