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  • MD new septic regs. Jan 1st

    MD has new septic regs starting Jan 1st.
    All septic tanks installed on new construction or replacement tanks installed in critical areas must be nitrogen reducing tanks on the MDE BAT approved list.
    Installers must be certified by the manufacture & MDE.
    You must take a class taught by MDE & pass a test to get certified by MDE.
    Homeowners are required to maintain a service agreement with an approved service provider.
    To be an approved service provider you must be certified by the manufacture & take & pass a MDE approved class on BAT operation & maintenance.
    Right now the only approved class is a 2-day class being taught by MOWPA.
    The purpose of these new regs. is to limit new construction in rural areas requiring septic tanks.
    These new tanks will add $4,000.00 - $10,000.00 to cost of the house depending on the system installed.
    Also it will cost $300.00 - $800.00 to operate & maintain the system for a year.

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    Re: MD new septic regs. Jan 1st

    What does the state consider 'critical' area? Any runoff that may enter the Chesapeake Bay?

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      Re: MD new septic regs. Jan 1st

      Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
      What does the state consider 'critical' area? Any runoff that may enter the Chesapeake Bay?
      Anything within 1,000 ft. of the bay or water that flows into the bay.
      That part has been a reg since 2009 they just updated the reg to include new construction anywhere in the state & now require the installers & the O & M providers to be MDE certified.

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