Town of Smithsburg, MD
Washington County
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All new subdivisions shall be served by adequate sewage disposal systems.
A. 
The adequacy of a lot to accommodate a private, individual, on-site septic disposal system shall be determined by the Planning Commission, upon recommendation by the Washington County Health and Human Services Department, taking into consideration the standards, guidelines and procedures contained in the Washington County On-Site Sewage Disposal Ordinance and COMAR 26.04.02 and 26.04.03.
B. 
The adequacy of existing community or multiuse sewage disposal systems to accommodate the flow projected to be generated by the new development shall be determined by the Planning Commission after receiving a recommendation and evaluation by the agency or municipal government with responsibility to construct, maintain, improve and permit hookup to the disposal system. Adequacy shall be evaluated according to the agency's adopted guidelines, standards, policies or procedures and any other applicable county, state, or federal regulation.
C. 
The adequacy of a new community or multiuse sewage disposal system shall be determined by the Planning Commission after receiving the recommendation and evaluation by the Town's Public Works Department, the Washington County Department of Water Quality, Division of Environmental Management, and the Maryland Department of the Environment. Adequacy shall be evaluated according to the Town's Public Works Department's Sewer Service Policy, where applicable, and its standard specifications for construction of sanitary sewers. Establishment of new community or multiuse sewage disposal systems shall be consistent with the Washington County Water and Sewerage Plan and the Comprehensive Plan for the Town.[1]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
In evaluating the adequacy of any sewage disposal system (other than a private, individual, on-site system), all parts of the system affected by the projected flow generated from the new development shall be considered, including but not limited to laterals, interceptors, pumping stations, force mains, treatment plants, points of discharge, flow meters and rights-of-way.
E. 
In evaluating the adequacy of sewage disposal systems, the responsible agency shall consider the following items:
(1) 
Design capacity.
(2) 
Available capacity.
(3) 
The agency's adopted standards, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
(4) 
The projected flow to be generated by the new developments.
(5) 
Other proposed or expected connections to the system reasonably probable of fruition.
(6) 
Other variables found to have an effect on the system's ability to accept the projected flow.
The projected flow expected to be generated by the proposed new development shall be determined by the Planning Commission after receiving recommendations from the responsible governmental agency or agencies involved.
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, if the Planning Commission, upon recommendation of the responsible agency, determines that the sewage disposal site or system is inadequate to accommodate the sewage disposal needs of the new development when considered together with existing development and development which is reasonably probable of fruition, the new development shall not be approved.