Good to the Last Drop: Keeping Your Water Clean

Ever wonder what keeps the water that comes out of your faucets clean? Or what happens to help clean after it goes down the drain? How does your water stay contaminant free? If so, the panelists at the MACo Summer Conference session, “Good to the Last Drop: Keeping Your Water Clean,” will help to answer those and other questions.

Title: Good to the Last Drop: Keeping Your Water Clean

Description: What do pharmaceuticals/drugs, lead, and human waste have in common? They all can—and unfortunately sometimes do—end up in our water systems! Public water systems are monitored for nearly 80 substances that are damaging to your health. Thankfully, whether it is through intricate county waste water treatment systems, regulations on home septic systems, or even simple education and outreach to residents, local governments have teams of professionals dedicated to keeping your water clean of pollutants and safe to consume or use. In this session, learn how local governments are working hard to protect your health and welfare by keeping your water clean of harmful toxins and contaminants and what you can do to help.


  • Clifford S. Mitchell, M.D., Director, Environmental Health Bureau, Maryland Department of Health
  • Leigh Broderick, L.E.H.S., Director, Environmental Health, Carroll County
  • Don Curtian, Director, Environmental Health, Anne Arundel County
  • John Holaday, CEO, Dispose Rx

Moderator: The Honorable Erek Barron, Maryland House of Delegates

Date/Time: Friday, August 17, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The 2018 MACo Summer Conference will be held August 15-18 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s theme is “Water, Water Everywhere.”

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