Counties look for uniform fees, stand...

Counties look for uniform fees, standards

There are 5 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Sep 27, 2009, titled Counties look for uniform fees, standards. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

When statewide home septic-system regulations were put on hold just six months after being enacted in 2007, county boards of health were given free rein to craft rules as they saw fit.

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United States

#1 Sep 27, 2009
I just don't what we'd all do without THE STATE to watch over us. Government parasites always know the right things to do and they never waste our taxes. When you work for THE STATE you are automatically smarter than people who do not work for THE STATE. The great thing about letting Ohio make all laws uniform is that your local politicians will be off the hook. They can blame the expensive, onerous laws on the bigger troll under the bridge.
Native Alien

Grove City, OH

#2 Sep 27, 2009
Franklin county is the worse offender of them all. We have been dealing with failing septic systems in our area for over 5 years now and they told us years ago that we were going to get county septic lines, needless to say it hasn't happened because the county commissioners keep saying that they don't have the money.

Our raw sewage is seeping into the storm drains and into the river as a result. This is the same river that people catch and eat fish out of, that Upper Arlington High School's rowing team rows on, and many people live very near and boat/ski on.

Sad, just sad.

Since: Sep 09

Bucyrus, OH

#3 Sep 27, 2009
The only one who really benefits form the fees are the blasted State. Hitting our pockets again to balance the over stuffed budget.. I know I am not going to mess with the inspections. I was here before the rules, so good ol 'After the fact" comes into play. They can mess with the new ones, but us existing people should be left alone.

from the story: "Although some health officials remain wary of heavy-handed state regulations, most say a consistent approach would benefit public health and homeowners. The current differences can be dramatic."

How again will it benefit the HomeOwners..?

Greenville, OH

#4 Sep 28, 2009
There's so much more behind this than trying to fix failing sewage systems. Manufacturers of new and fancy sewage system components are licking their chops. There are no advocates for passive natural systems that perform without maintenance. Oh, and they cost a lot less.
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Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 28, 2009
Leach field systems are the simpliest, least expensive and most reliable systems in use. My understanding is the the state tried to totally eliminate them as an option even on properties that had good soils. Now they have backed off and left it up to the county. Everyone with a septic system is keeping about $50/month the state agencies would like to collect as fees. The will eventually find a way to get that money through inspections, higher permit fees etc. SOME GET PAID BY THE GOVERNMENT ... BUT THE REST OF US ALL WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT.

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