Sen. Montigny assured owners to be spared pricey septic work

BOSTON — SouthCoast owners will possible be protected against looming septic-system laws that would require $35,000-plus upgrades, in line with state Sen. Mark Montigny, D-New Bedford.

Montigny issued an announcement that he’s “assured that the brand new Healey-Driscoll Administration will take optimistic steps to guard native owners from pricey septic upgrades being proposed below new laws put forth by the state Division of Environmental Safety.”

Late final yr, the state Division of Environmental Safety proposed amendments to the state’s “Title 5” septic system laws.

The improved septic necessities are meant to scale back complete nitrogen hundreds impacting native watersheds. As presently drafted, the proposed laws would require most particular person owners to improve their septic methods, which is estimated to value $35,000 or extra.

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