April 10th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
The Maryland House of Delegates has passed the bill that doubles the “flush tax”, a fee on water use in the state. Governor Martin O’Malley has pushed hard for the bill, which will increase the fee from $2.50 per household per month to $5.00. The bill excludes Garrett County, most of which is not part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The General Assembly also agreed Monday to control the growth of large developments on septic systems in the state.