Mass. lawmakers file bill to stop septic system proposal

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Massachusetts lawmakers have filed legislation regarding proposed septic system regulations that could cost homeowners ...

January 21, 2023
5:14 AM

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Massachusetts lawmakers have filed legislation regarding proposed septic system regulations that could cost homeowners tens of thousands of dollars. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management (DEP) last year introduced a proposal that would require residents in several communities to upgrade their septic systems. The proposal was created in an effort to control the amount of nitrogen pollution entering waterways. The proposal as it stands right now could require homeowners in parts of Dartmouth, New Bedford, Westport and Fall River to shell out up to $50,000 to upgrade their systems in the next five years, according to some estimates.

Kayla Fish