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Harford health agency backs latest septic reserve area modification bill

Harford health agency backs latest septic reserve area modification bill

The Harford County Health Department has thrown its support behind legislation before the County Council that would allow structures and parking facilities to be built in septic reserve areas, something that has long been prohibited, an official with the department said.

Property owners could install swimming pools, erect outbuildings, construct driveways or add on to existing buildings in the reserve area, provided they can show the health department their septic systems would still work properly.

“We have looked at the impact to public health, the environment, and in certain situations we feel that it would be OK for a waiver to be given and to allow paving over a system and...

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