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Firm asks to delay septic tanks study that has blocked local regulations statewide

A research firm conducting a study of septic tank alternative technologies is asking for a one-year extensiony. File photo from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The engineering firm conducting a $5.1-million study of septic tank alternative technologies is asking for a one-year extension, which could further delay implementation of septic tank regulations across the state. 

HB 1263 in 2012 prohibited local governments from requiring advanced septic tank systems until the study is completed. Cities and counties with regulations that existed prior to Jan. 31, 2012 were exempted.

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