ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland Senate committee has signed off on a bill to limit where new septic systems can be installed.

Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee Chairwoman Joan Carter Conway said the committee supported the measure in a 7 to 4 vote Friday afternoon.

The bill, sponsored by Gov. Martin O’Malley, failed to gain traction last year and was altered to create a tiered system local governments would use to determine what areas are eligible to put new septic systems.

Proponents of the legislation say septic systems for individual homes cause more pollution than public water and sewer systems.

Conway, a Baltimore Democrat, said the committee significantly amended the bill Friday and expects lengthy debate on the Senate floor.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. wheres common sense when you need it says:

    It’s funny that the state can’t afford to keep up with the current water treatment facilities we have and the Gov. wants to make septic systems go away? Really? Sorry Mr. Homeowner, you can’t have a septic system in your yard and we (local county or state) don’t have the money or infrastructure in place for you to be able to hook up to a treatment system. Guess you’ll have to use a bucket. These are the people we elect into office. Who are the st^p!d ones here?

  2. me says:

    This is all just a liberal ploy to compact people into cities so the gov’t can claim control of open land.

    This is nothing more than one more socialist attack on American freedom and way of American life!!!!!!

    Why are people in Maryland so stupid that they keep sending the same morons back into office??????????

    Can’t liberals think with their own minds…..not what some activist professor tells them???

    Are college students REALLY THAT STUPID?????

    Sure seems like it–kids are so smart,but so dumb when it comes to common sense—GOD HELP US!!!!

    1. Sheeple says:

      Nailed it, Agenda 21 and its United Nations designers are hard at work. The U.N. is hard at work enslaving freedom.

  3. me says:

    Omally is a 100% liberal MORON!!!!!!

    He makes Obama look like Ronald Reagan—–when He’s not drunk off his irish ares!!!!!!!!!!1

  4. Bill says:

    What about the yearly spills into Herring Run? The million of gallons per occurance claimed to be caused by flood waters? And the genius is worried about a new septic system? Cali-Maryland Land of free spending and Stupid Government.

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