Loudoun County is inviting residents with septic systems to provide comment on proposed changes to septic system regulations at a meeting set for 4pm on Thursday, Apr. 7. The meeting will take place in the Dulles Room of the Loudoun County Government Center.
Loudoun County is seeking input on proposed ordinance changes regarding septic systems. The April 7th meeting is a follow-up to stakeholders meetings held in January. Stakeholders include industry professionals, business and development professionals, homeowners with well and septic systems, and environmental and conservation groups.
On Oct. 7, 2015, the Board of Supervisors approved a work plan to amend Chapter 1066 of the Loudoun County Codified Ordinances which regulates septic systems. The work plan provides target dates for staff and Board review and includes an extensive stakeholder input process. The county has proposed changes to Chapter 1066 as a means to update outdated language and terminology and codify longstanding existing Health Department policies. In addition, stakeholder groups have also proposed changes to the ordinance.
Residents with septic systems are encouraged to provide input on proposed changes including, but not limited to: terminating the ability for owners to install or repair their own systems; a requirement that driveways and parking areas be a minimum of five feet from sewage treatment systems; and addition of a schedule of civil penalties.
The county has documented all proposed changes to the ordinance and stakeholder comments at Loudoun.gov/septicamendments. Loudoun County residents with septic systems and wells who cannot attend the meeting are encouraged to send comments to Gwen Kennedy in the Office of the County Administrator at Gwen.Kennedy@loudoun.gov by Friday, April 8.