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Legislative Panel Approves New Septic Regulations

A panel of Maryland lawmakers has approved regulations requiring new construction to use the best technology in septic systems to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.


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$37M Approved For Md. Septic, Wastewater Upgrades

Maryland’s Board of Public Works has approved more than $37 million in grants for upgrading septic systems and wastewater treatment plants.


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Legislature Finalizes Limits On New Septic Systems

The Maryland Legislature has passed a controversial bill that limits where new septic systems can be installed.


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Md. House Signs Off On Bill To Regulate Septic Use

The House of Delegates signed off Friday on a measure to limit where residential septic systems can be installed.


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Md. Senate Passes Bill To Limit Septic Systems

Maryland Senators have approved a bill to regulate where new residential septic systems can be installed.


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Md. Coalition Calls For 4-Fold Flush Fee Hike

A coalition of Maryland environmental groups is calling for a four-fold increase in the so-called flush fee for sewage and septic system upgrades.


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Md. Panel Punts Septic Tank Limits To Governor

A Maryland task force has backed off taking a more aggressive approach to curbing pollution from septic tanks in an effort to forge a consensus.


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Cambridge Country Club Fined For Sewage Dumping

Maryland state officials say the owners of a Cambridge country club have been fined $500,000 for releasing sewage into Choptank River wetlands for more than two years.


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Eastern Shore Lawmakers Upset Over Md. Septic System Ban

Eastern Shore lawmakers are questioning the governor’s proposed ban on septic systems for major new subdivisions.