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Thurmont to distribute water advisory regarding chemical levels

Thurmont will, by Friday, distribute an advisory from the Maryland Department of the Environment regarding elevated levels of “forever chemicals” detected in the town’s water system, said Mayor John Kinnaird at a town meeting on Tuesday. The chemicals, known as PFOA and PFOS, were detected by MDE in an October 2022 testing event, the results […]

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Thurmont approves bond for replacement of Old Pryor Road water line

Thurmont’s Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the sale of $513,207 in bonds to finance the replacement of the Old Pryor Road water line, off Catoctin Furnace Road. The long-awaited project will include replacing the road’s aging water main, installing new house services and meters, and replacing disturbed asphalt pavement, according to the ordinance the […]