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Darrel Severns, secretary of the Knox County Regional Planning Commission, talks during the RPC’s annual institute and breakfast Saturday at the Knox County Service Center.
Darrel Severns, secretary of the Knox County Regional Planning Commission, talks during the RPC’s annual institute and breakfast Saturday at the Knox County Service Center. (Photo by Fred Main) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
January 20, 2014 11:32 am EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — A state proposal for updating sewage regulations could have a huge effect on property owners in Knox County.

Nate Overholt of the Knox County Health Department shared some of the areas where the proposals could change with members of the Knox County Regional Planning Commission during its annual institute and breakfast Saturday at the Knox County Service Center.

“There’s a lot of uncertainty right now. These are not rules yet, but recommendations. It could be quite interesting in the next few months,” Overholt said.

The Ohio Department of Health has not updated the sewage rules since 1977, and are looking to modernize the laws because of changes in septic systems and many other issues. The new rules would set a minimum standard for Ohio homeowners so that residents can be assured that a system is not leaking sewage into neighbor’s yards or in ponds, lakes or other waterways.

 

 

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