Healthy People in a Healthy Environment

Environmental Concerns

An environmental concern is defined as anything that poses a potential risk to the quality of the groundwater in Harford County and to the health of individuals drinking from the groundwater.

Environmental concerns include the following:

1. Fuel Storage Tanks – underground or above ground tanks that contain gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, or waste oil.  Click here for more information.

2. Landfills/Dumps – areas in Harford County where solid waste is disposed, including landfills, rubble fills, illegal dumps, and farm dumps.  Click here for more information.

3. Sludge Sites – agricultural properties in the county where sewage sludge is applied for the fertilization of crops.  Click here for more information.

4. Salt Storage – areas in the county where salt is stored for use on roads during inclement weather.  Click here  for more information.

5. Pesticide Storage – businesses that store and sell pesticides for agricultural use.  Click here  for more information.

6. Hazardous Waste Sites – sites contaminated by hazardous waste, including superfund sites  and brownfields .

7. Environmental Concerns Map