Septic System

8:16 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Report Due on MD Septic System Plan

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Department of Planning is expected to release a report on how counties across the state are complying with a new law limiting growth.

Department spokesman John Coleman said the report will be given to state lawmakers on Friday. The law passed last year by the General Assembly creates a four-tiered system limiting where residential subdivisions on septic systems can be built. Counties were given until the end of December to draw growth maps detailing the tiered areas.

8:52 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Septic System Info on a Postcard

Wicomico County Council President Matt Holloway

Facing compliance with Maryland’s new law restricting septic systems the Wicomico County Council will send out around 7-thousand postcards asking landowners to donate their property for a new designation that limits development.

Newly elected council President Matt Holloway told the Salisbury Daily Times that many people he talked to did not even know about the septic bill.

But they won’t be sent out right away.

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9:04 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Wicomico County Council Mulls Over New State Septic Law

Wicomico County Council President Joe Holloway

The Wicomico County Council is set to take up how to implement the state’s new septic system law at tomorrow’s regular meeting.

The law requires the county to divide up the land into four zones that would restrict the use of septic systems.

Council President Joe Holloway told the Salisbury Daily Times that members of the Planning and Z

Zoning Department will map out how the plan might negatively impact landowners.

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9:27 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Somerset County Expected to Tighten Nuisance Ordinance

Somerset County,

Somerset County officials are expected to tighten up conditions for declaring properties a nuisance.

Currently inspectors cannot cite property owners for such things as overflowing septic systems.

Instead the Salisbury Daily Times reports that the health department must go to court which can take months to get action.

Under the amended ordinance authority would be given back to the health department to issue citations for unsanitary conditions.

There are 13 new rules under the proposed revision.

11:06 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Ocean Downs: Off the Septic System

Ocean Downs Racetrack and Casino,

The Worcester County Commission will hear a plan next Tuesday that would add another 18-thousand gallons to the Ocean Pines Wastewater Treatment plant at Ocean Pines.

Ocean Downs wants to lay a force main 10 feet below the bottom of Turville Creek that would extend to Gum Point Road providing access to a sewer line for homes there as well.

The venue currently uses a septic system and drain field to treat its wastewater.

Ocean Downs drew 77-thousand visitors last year.

8:54 am
Tue May 15, 2012

New Spectic Regulations Come Under Fire in Annapolis


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland senators are criticizing regulations proposed by the Maryland Department of the Environment that would require the use of best available technology for nitrogen removal septic systems in new construction near the Chesapeake Bay or Atlantic Coastal Bays watershed.

The matter came up during debate Monday during a special session that has been called to address budget matters.

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