Maryland Planning Maps Focus on Septic or Sewer
The Maryland Department of Planning wants the Charles County commissioners to reconsider some of the 9,000 acres of county land they designated for future sewer service as part of their state-mandated septic tier map. A 2012 state law requires counties to draw their land into four tiers showing where future residential growth on septic systems will be allowed.
Last week the commissioners rejected 3-2 the tier map proposed by a six-member work group appointed in January and instead opted for a version that shifted half of the 18,000-acre deferred development district spanning Waldorf and Bryans Road out of a conservation zone into one intended for development served by sewer.
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