Commissioners approved the Pollution Prevention and Illicit Discharge, Detection and Elimination resolution after County staff completed a thorough stakeholder outreach to ensure the community was on board with the proposal. Outlined in the ordinance are methods for controlling pollutants into the sewer system and enforcement guidelines. The ordinance will take effect on January 4, 2021.
From the press release:
The action by the Commissioners aligns St. Mary’s County with state compliance regulations and supports the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Improvement plan’s goals. Commissioner decisions and related public documents are available on the county government website in BoardDocs