Low water levels delay sewage system testing Current...

Health Notes

January 27, 2002

Low water levels delay sewage system testing

Current ground water levels in Carroll County have prompted the Health Department to delay testing of proposed sites for sewage disposal systems.

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

Levels usually are at their highest between Feb. 1 and April 30. Current data indicates that ground water levels are below normal.

The Health Department will delay tests until at least Feb. 18. Conditions will be evaluated on a weekly basis.

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

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