Low ground water levels delay sewage system tests...

HEALTH NOTES

February 06, 2000

Low ground water levels delay sewage system tests

Ground water levels in Carroll County have caused the Health Department to delay testing of some proposed lots for sewage disposal systems.

Maryland sewage disposal and subdivision regulations require certain soil percolation and other tests to be conducted when the highest water table can be expected in the sewage disposal area.

Levels usually are at their highest between Feb. 1 and April 30. The Health Department will delay testing in wet weather soils until shallow water table conditions are more normal.

The exception to this is certain soil series in the northwest area of the county. Testing of these soil types may start this month: Penn, Abbottstown, Raritan, Lewisberry and Klinesville. They will be re-evaluated weekly.

Other testing may be delayed by at least two weeks, with further delays considered weekly.

Information: 410-876-1884, 410-875-5009, 410-875-3395 or 800-966-3877.

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