It has nothing to do with OP.....I have no point or agenda. I'm just asking two simple questions. If you would rather not answer them, it's fine.
The bill for fixing the main pollutant of the Bay, which isn't sewage contrary to what you think. The farmers are already paying it and now it's other property owners' turn.What bill?
Bull####.....more than one way.....The bill for fixing the main pollutant of the Bay, which isn't sewage contrary to what you think. The farmers are already paying it and now it's other property owners' turn.
You said earlier that I needed to keep up. You might wish to try it:
Ok, but those are the regs. I doubt you voluntarily put in your state of the art septic system but were forced to do so when you built (or replaced your old one). That's right out of the regs.Bull####.....more than one way.....
CBF is a farce
EPA is a failure
MD has failed for 50 years in cleaning up the Bay
MDE is a taxpayer hoax.,,
Your trying to relate two different aspects. Sewer discharge into the Bay is only a portion (and likely a very small portion) of the impacts associated to the Bay. In reality, the overflow discharge for these storm events quickly become negligible given the amount of effluent vs the amount of volume/spread into the Bay (let alone the decomposition/transition of the actual raw material). Anyhow, the Bay cleanup has numerous parts/pieces and numerous point sources (sewers being one). Runoff/soil water management, drainage, chemical impacts, etc.I think all of you engineers are missing the point.......
We have spent Billions of dollars to "Clean" up the Bay, but can't afford to fix these Sewage systems that continually "pour", not pump for you engineers, into the Bay.
Who designs these Sh!t systems and why are they not fixed?
These aren't the only offenders. Any large scale municipality does this. Even the small scale / localized treatment centers utilize this fail safe. Until systems have built in reserve capacity - in the form of underground tunnels, large scale holding reservoirs - this will continue.It has nothing to do with OP.....
I've done my little, but insignificant part, but the City of Baltimore, WSSC, and Metcom continue to let millions of gallons of
raw sewage, not storm water into the Bay every year with little or no consequence. Then we spend millions of dollars to "Save the Bay" that does nothing....that's My Point.....
This is being applied at all levels of construction.Since that's being taken care of the next target is runoff from farms, although that's been going on for a couple or three decades, as well as runoff from yards, buildings and other development. In most cases all runoff has to be contained on the property or released slowly. That's why you're starting to see more green roofs, rain barrels, rain gardens and other landscaping and impoundments on developments.
Thank you for fleshing out my post(s).This is being applied at all levels of construction.
I just built a house with fancy new septic system with all kinds of bells/whistles, drainage wells allowing gutter water to enter into well built underground, rain barrels on the back side of the house, strategic vegetation to capture flow, etc. All mandated.
New construction projects carry substantial gov't regulation now in terms of storm water management. Restrictions on amount of land you can disturb at one time, absolutely no allowances for drainage to offsite (all must be contained), substantial amount of controls now (SWM drainage/conversion ponds, check dams, stabilization requirements, etc.). Finished products include bio-retention facilities, specific grasses/soils, holding/seepage ponds, etc. All designed to keep rainfall on site and not allow travel to adjacent properties/watersheds, etc. Street work and buildings are all going green with various LEED initiatives, etc. Some impressive stuff (at a huge expense of course).
Hell, if the project requires you destroy non-impervious ground (think paving over existing earth), you now how to offset that (demo an existing parking lot no longer in use) or pay a fee in lieu. Contracts are incentivized/dis-incentivized for similar aspects. It's huge industry now.