New pollution rules would restrict rural development in Washington Co.

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Source: Hagerstown Herald Mail
Author: Andrew Schotz
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Date Published: 08/28/2012

The Washington County Board of Commissioners is trying to figure out how and if the county should participate in a new state law on septic systems. The Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012 was passed to try to keep pollution from the Chesapeake Bay through tighter land controls. The centerpiece is a four-tier system with different restrictions on sewer and septic use depending on the land.