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Heavy rains threaten wells, septic tanks

The rain the region has seen in the past week, along with the rain from Tropical Storm Andrea, may have created a hazard for homeowners who have private wells, septic systems or land near rivers and streams.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 07:03am EDT

Tags: well water, flooding, Virginia Department of Health, Tropical Storm Andrea, storm damage, Hank Silverberg, wells

$37M approved for Md. septic, wastewater upgrades

Maryland's Board of Public Works has approved more than $37 million in grants for upgrading septic systems and wastewater treatment plants.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 03:17pm EDT

Tags: wastewater treatment plants, Patapsco Wastewater Treatment

Legislature finalizes limits on new septic systems

The Maryland Legislature has passed a controversial bill that limits where new septic systems can be installed.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 04:27pm EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Thomas V. Mike Miller, The Library of Virginia