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April 16, 2014
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New septic system policy slammed; Concern over costs of new technology


Ironically, a municipal sewage facility in an HQ and EV watershed will not be subject to the new policy because it is a so called “point source” of possible pollution, and “some degradation of instream water quality may be allowed based on social or economic justice.”

Septic systems are considered “nonpoint sources” of possible pollution, and under current law, DEP is required to “assure that cost-effective and reasonable best management practices a top nonpoint source control are achieved.”