Briefing In Somerset County on New State Septic Tank Law

Jul 31, 2012

The Somerset County Commissioners will get a briefing today on how the Maryland’s new septic tank law will impact the county.

Under the new law there are restrictions where residential development can take place.

Gary Pusey, the county’s planning director, said the county’s Planning Commission is now working on a map that divides the county into four tiered zones.

County planners will be working closely with the town of Princess Anne and the city of Crisfield which must create their own maps.

The new state law limits the installation of septic systems in minor subdivisions in agricultural-residential zones.

Currently in the county a minor subdivision consists of five lots per parcel.

Pusey says he will recommend that be increased to seven lots which is the maximum allowed.