County Seeks Control of Septic Tanks

By: Muriel Bailey Email
By: Muriel Bailey Email

Washington County residents may soon have full control of their septic tanks.

The ordinance would mean households that have septic tanks can have them cleaned when they want and not have to abide by state inspection rules.

The current state law requires you to have your tanks cleaned once every five years.

"I think the people have that right to take care of their own septic tanks, if their pump tears up they get it fixed if your tank tears up the land owner will fix their own tanks we don't need the state coming in here telling the land owners what they can do and can't do," said Washington County Commissioner District 3 Charles Brock.

If approved the ordinance will be filed with the Secretary of State.

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