coalkirk wrote:Planning to build a new home in Maryland with an onsite sewage disposal system? (septic system) Well plan on it costing you $11,000.00-$14,000.00 more now since new regualtions have gone into effect 1/1/13. It will now require a nitrogen removal system which accounts for the extra cost.
This was done under the pretense of helping clean up the Chesapeake Bay. The sad truth is that residential septic systems are really not the problem. The real problem is farm run off. Farmers have lobbied and sued to keep regulations from requiring them to control their run off. Also our petty little democratic governor wanted to punish those bad republican counties who never voted for him.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryla ... 4911.story
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinio ... 154.column
titleist1 wrote:Eastern Shore farm run off is not the big problem either, it is runoff from upstream farms in the Susquehanna watershed. Also the Conowingo dam being full of sediment is another huge contributor to the poor Bay health. Funny thing is that the govie's do not want to dredge out all the sediment behind the dam so it can start trapping sediment and nitrogen like it is supposed to. I guess the POCO that owns the dam has a better lobby than the farmland owner who just saw his property values drop like a rock because of the septic system cost increase.
wilder11354 wrote:Hey.. when they do start cleaning up the sediment from behind that damn, ask them to truck it on up here. Like to spread that nutrient rich/ nitrogen laiden stuff on the fields of the farm. Second time around it will be better for next trip downstream, less nitrogen, and better crop yields for me.