Frederick Water is pleased to announce the Opequon Water Supply Plan (OWSP) initiative, designed to ensure a safe and reliable, and sustainable supply of water to help meet the community’s projected water needs. By 2035, Frederick Water’s water customers may require up to twelve million gallons of water every day, more than doubling from today’s average of 5.6 million gallons per day.  Frederick Water is prepared to meet this demand through the OWSP.


Press Release for the Opeqoun Water Supply Plan

Benefits of the Opequon Water Supply Plan

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Opequon Water Supply Plan

Map of Opequon Water Supply Plan

VWP Permit issued by DEQ on 07/16/2018

Opequon Water Supply Plan Facts

Planned Water Sources to Meet 2035 Demands


Thanks to the Winchester Star for the video.

Progress Updates

Spring 2019 Update

Frederick Water is finalizing plans for a new Water Treatment Facility in Stephenson. The facility is part of the ongoing Opequon Water Supply Plan initiative and is designed to treat water from the Opequon Creek. A raw water intake and pump station, raw water line, and finished water line are also under design. These infrastructure projects showcase Frederick Water’s commitment to meeting the future demands of its customers by utilizing a new water source. Construction for OWSP projects is expected to begin in the fall of 2019.

A 3D rendering of the treatment facility to be located in Stephenson by the new citizen’s convenience site (rendering by Arcadis).