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con­nec­tion. In ad­di­tion to a county-is­sued hy­drant me­ter, all con­nec­tions to a fire hy­drant must in­clude a back flow pre­ven­ter. Con­nec­tion to a hy­drant with­out the use of a back flow pre­ven­ter has the po­ten­tial to con­tam­i­nate the wa­ter sup­ply.

The county only rents hy­drant me­ters to qual­i­fied com­mer­cial es­tab­lish­ments, such as land de­vel­op­ers, land­scap­ers, brick ma­sons, swim­ming pool com­pa­nies, and con­struc­tion com­pa­nies. The county does not rent hy­drant me­ters to res­i­dents.

For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about hy­drant me­ter con­nec­tions, con­tact Kristy McAn­drew at 301-609-5606. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 866269-9006.

To re­port the il­le­gal use of hy­drant me­ters, con­tact the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice at 301-932-2222 with the street lo­ca­tion of the hy­drant con­nec­tion and any iden­ti­fy­ing in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the ve­hi­cle.

Busi­ness sem­i­nar with state, lo­cal gov­ern­ment sched­uled

The Charles County Depart­ment of Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment will host a free sem­i­nar on how to do busi­ness with Charles County Gov­ern­ment and the State of Mary­land on Thurs­day, April 28 from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Charles County Gov­ern­ment Build­ing, 200 Bal­ti­more St., La Plata.

The sem­i­nar will host 20 pan­elists and speak­ers, in­clud­ing state and lo­cal gov­ern­ment lead­ers, eco­nomic devel­op­ment pro­fes­sion­als, state and county buy­ers and users, and a small busi­ness re­source panel.

Fea­tured pre­sen­ta­tions by top state and lo­cal gov­ern­ment ex­ec­u­tives will in­clude C. Gail Bas­sette, sec­re­tary, Mary­land Depart­ment of General Ser­vices; Jimmy Rhee, spe­cial sec­re­tary of the Mary­land Gover­nor’s Of­fice of Mi­nor­ity Af­fairs; Michael Malli­noff, county ad­min­is­tra­tor, Charles County Gov­ern­ment; and Dar­rell Brown, di­rec­tor, Charles County Depart­ment of Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment.

Par­tic­i­pants will learn how to regis­ter and cer­tify their small busi­ness or mi­nor­ity-owned busi­ness with Charles County Gov­ern­ment and the State of Mary­land, how to ac­cess county and state busi­ness re­sources and op­por­tu­ni­ties, and how to take ad­van­tage of the county’s busi­ness devel­op­ment pro­grams, in­clud­ing its pro­cure­ment and out­reach pro­grams, re­ten­tion and ex­pan­sion ser­vices, loan fund pro­gram, and mar­ket­ing tools to help busi­nesses grow.

Reser­va­tions are re­quired. Con­tact Lucinia Mundy at MundyL@ MeetCharlesCounty.com or call 301-885-1340 to RSVP. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 300735-2258.

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