Meter Guys  Valve Repair     Longevity Award  

Effective Immediately Inspection of rented Fire Hydrant Meters has been suspended indefinitely.


Howard County is asking its residents not to dispose of their used gloves in toilets or drains. The gloves will form blockages in the sewer system and lead to overflows of sewerage.


Emergency Repairs





Date /Time # of Homes Affected Street Number Street Name Neighborhood / City Status Description DURATION
10/30/20 12:00 Mindnight 25 8800 Block Stanford Blvd Columbia Confirmed Valve Repair 6 Hours



Bureau of Utilities

Art Shapiro P.E, PMP, Bureau Chief          Email Art Shapiro

Location : 8250 and 8270 Old Montgomery Rd., Columbia, Md. 21045
Phone : 410-313-4900      Fax : 410-313-4919
Hours of Operation : Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Emergencies : Please call 410-313-4900.
After hour Emergencies : Please call 410-313-2929.
Calls are radio dispatched to service crews - 24 hours a day.

The Bureau of Utilities administers and maintains Howard County's public water and wastewater systems.
Serving more than 85% of the County's population with an average demand of over 22 million gallons of water each day,
the Bureau provides County homes with the most comprehensive public water related services available.

Working collaboratively, the Bureau consists of eight divisions :

Technical Support Division 410 313 4900

System Maintenance Division 410 313 4900

Water Meter Division 410 313 4980

Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant 410 313-1200