In an August 10 letter to the Maryland Department of the Environment, the St. Mary’s County Comissioners raised several concerns with the Department’s recent regulations on residential septic systems.
These programs are of unprecedented complexity and cost to our citizens. Maryland needs a pragmatic and affordable approach that can be sustained over time. We urge you to slow down the implementation process to further evaluate the data and methodologies, and most importantly, to initiate further discussions at the local government level.
MACo has already approached the Department to request further conversation about the matter, and is currently working to organize a meeting including county officials and environmental health directors.