On May 2nd, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law a controversial piece of legislation “The Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012”, that may significantly impact a property owner’s ability to develop property using on-site septic systems. The law becomes effective on July 1, 2012. The legislation seeks to reduce the nitrogen load and other pollutants from on-site sewage systems that ultimately flow into the Chesapeake Bay and seeks to limit developmental sprawl that fragments State-wide agricultural and forested lands.
Learn more about this controversial legislation and its impact on Montgomery County property owners intending to develop on septic, by clicking download attachment below to read Sue Carter’s full commentary.
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