Issues: Septic Systems

The many septic systems that surround the Severn contribute an overabundance of nitrogen, which in turn reduces dissolved oxygen levels and creates dead zones. Even septic systems that are operating properly contribute to this problem. Therefore, we are promoting the nitrogen-reducing pretreatment units that are being offered by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health.

The Bay Restoration Fund pays part or all of the cost to upgrade your septic system with these units. To learn more and apply for funding, call the Department of Health at 410.222.7193, or visit its website.