Stormwater Management

The Town of Middletown is committed to the environmental health of the Middletown community and continues to take steps to ensure the responsible stewardship of adjacent waterways, wetlands and forests. The Town relies on local waterways and groundwater for the Town's water supply, and strives to protect these water resources through good stormwater practices, wellhead protection area management, illicit discharge elimination, and resource conservation. Through these efforts the Town is working to aid in the restoration of the Little Catoctin Creek and smaller tributaries within the watershed. When possible, infiltration and on-site groundwater recharge practices should take precedence.
The Town asks that citizens report all illicit discharges into the Town's storm sewer system. Illicit discharges include, but are not limited to:
  • chlorinated water
  • oil and grease
  • paint and solvents
  • fertilizer
  • chemicals, detergents, and cleaning agents
  • any other liquids that are not stormwater drainage
These should be reported to Town staff at Middletown Town Hall at (301) 371.6171.
The Town is currently permitted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) under the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Phase II General Permit for jurisdictions with populations of less than 100,000 individuals. Coverage under this permit or an individual permit from the MDE is required to remain in compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Stormwater Resources