Water Quality Information

NEWS BRIEFS

August 19, 1991

A PHONE NUMBER — 222-7999 -- is available to check recreational water quality and theweekly water sample results for fecal coliform from the Health Department.

Information may be retrieved 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and includes the emergency closing of creeks or portions of creeks caused by sewage spills. It also includes the average weekly results for the 66 stations routinely sampled by the Health Department anda list of phone numbers that can assist citizens in reporting a variety of water quality problems.

Fecal coliform is the indicator used to note potential health threats. Since fecal coliform comes from all warm blooded animals, the presence of this bacteria does not necessarily represent a public health risk.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE HELP

Counseling and related services are available for those who need help with substance abuse and addictions.

Residents of Anne Arundel County may contact the Open Door for assistance 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the following numbers:

* Annapolis, 222-1244.

* Glen Burnie, 222-6725.

* Langley, 222-6665.

* Parole, 222-7265.

ST. STEPHENS INCORPORATES

Concerned citizens recently incorporated the St. Stephens Area Civic Association (SSACA) in order to fight developmental changes that will have a negative impact on the members of the community.

Membershipis open to residents in the general vicinities of St. Stephens Church Road, Severn Chapel Road and Bacon Ridge Road.

The $10 annual dues permit one vote per residential household.

Elected officers are: Paul McHugh, president; Joseph Wolf, vice president; David Weinbrenner, secretary; and Joseph Hercher, treasurer. The board of directorsincludes: Sharon Gertz, Gale Nettleton, Elizabeth Hope, Caroline Roe, Claire Mannle, Karen Young, Pat Mueller and Tom Watts.

Information: Joseph Wolf, 923-2879.

ABUSE HELP HITS RECORD

United Way of Central Maryland provided regionwide substance abuse prevention and treatment services to a record 38,271 people in 1990, a 19.5 percent increase over similar services provided the previous year.

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