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Board Approves $35M For Sewage Treatment Plants

Maryland’s Board of Public Works has approved $35 million in funding to upgrade sewage treatment plants and septic systems.


Frederick Co. Officials Bristle At Growth Plan

Perceived state interference in local growth issues drew fiery language from Frederick County commissioners, with one saying leaders in Annapolis should “stay the hell out of our business.”


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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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Gov. O’Malley Testifies For Bay-Related Bills

Gov. Martin O’Malley says increasing fees on water use and limiting where developers can put new septic systems are essential to preserving the health of the Chesapeake Bay.


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Farmers Wary Of Possible Septic Tank Rules

Long blamed for many of the ills facing the Chesapeake Bay, farmers find themselves straddling both sides of proposals to deal with another source of pollution: septic tanks in housing developments.


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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.



O’Malley Plans Study Of Septic System Pollution

Gov. Martin O’Malley is assembling a group to study pollution from septic systems.


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O’Malley Keeps Working For Septics Bill

Gov. Martin O’Malley is continuing his push to require high-end septic systems for new developments to fight pollution.



O’Malley Wades Into Polluted Lake

Gov. Martin O’Malley has waded into a polluted lake on the Eastern Shore to call attention to environmental problems caused by leaky septic systems.


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Key Lawmaker Wants To Study Md. Septic Ban Idea

A measure banning septic systems for new, major subdivisions in Maryland should be delayed for further study, because lawmakers from both parties are worried about its economic impact, a key lawmaker recommended to Gov. Martin O’Malley.


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Md. Septics Measure Would Limit Farmer Land Sales

A proposal Gov. Martin O’Malley is pushing to require septic systems for new developments would severely limit how state farmers sell their land.