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Harford Council adopts bills relaxing septic reserve, sediment control regulations

Harford Council adopts bills relaxing septic reserve, sediment control regulations

A bill that relaxes a regulation on private sewage disposal systems, or septic systems, used by residences and businesses in areas that don’t have public sewer service was approved last week by the Harford County Council.

The council also recently enacted legislation that relaxes some existing regulations governing sediment controls at construction sites and the length of time developers have to complete their projects before being required to renew their county permit.

Both bills were passed at the most recent council meeting on Oct. 10. Councilman Joe Woods, an employee of FEMA, who has been deployed to Florida for Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, was not at the meeting...

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