Right now, we need your voice to be heard on a critical change to subsurface wastewater disposal rules proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services.  
The rule change would allow first-time septic systems to be placed on otherwise unsuitable soils if the landowner brings in fill and waits for 20 years, or the lot was filled more than 20 years ago. This change would be bad for lakes. It would allow many lots within the shoreland zone with poor soils that are currently undevelopable to be open for development.