ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A state task force is considering doubling, and maybe even tripling, the state’s flush fee.

The fee for the Bay Restoration Fund is now $30 a year for property owners. The task force is considering recommending a doubling of the fee in 2013, and increasing it to $90 in 2015.

The fund pays for sewage treatment plant and septic system upgrades as well as cover crops that keep pollutants from running off farms into waterways.

The Capital of Annapolis reported Wednesday that the task force is also considering changing how the fund is used, including a proposal to use cover crop funds on programs to reduce storm water runoff. The task force, which met Tuesday in Annapolis, is scheduled to meet twice more before year’s end.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (6)
  1. baltimore resident says:

    and all the money they have been collecting already has done what for the Bay and the environment?? It will be just like all the other fee’s they collect, raid it to pay for something else. This state won’t be happy until they get every cent we have and then the last drop of blood out our veins, and they still will want more.

  2. sheriff says:

    Tell em all to go to hell & that you’re not gonna take it anymore. Parasites, Republicans & Democrats, tax & spend wine & dine themselves into reelection.

  3. Mr.right says:

    Because that is what the Damocrats do, they tax, tax, tax and gouge, gouge gouge they will eventually start charging us for breathing (and would call it the” clean air tax”) it is part of a bigger scheme pushed by the environmentalist movement because people are the problem and not the solution they believe the earth more important than the people that were made in the image of God.

    1. enough already says:

      O’Malley blasted Erlich for raising these types of fees, but it looks like O’Malley has turned these fee raises into a fine art. oh the hypocrisy.

  4. PO PO PO says:

    We need to upgade the waste treatment plants to handle all the P. O. S. ‘s politicians in this state

  5. Debbie says:

    How appropriate. A “flush tax” for a state that is definitely going “down the toilet” under O’Malley and his SPEND SPEND SPEND administration.

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