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Douglas County changes septic regulations

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A new septic ordinance will be instituted in Douglas County as of August 1. The ordinance includes additional permit requirements and adjustments in fees charged by the county for septic services.


Standard systems, holding tanks and privies, alternative systems and restaurant/bar/hotel systems will be affected by the change in fees.

After August 1, all new systems will require soil verification, that cost has been added to the permit fee.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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