Maryland residents toilet flushing fee may soon increase. The current toilet flushing fee in Maryland is $30 a year for property owners.
However, a Maryland task force is considering doubling, and maybe even tripling, the state’s flush fee.
They are considering recommending a doubling of the toilet flushing fee in 2013, and increasing it to $90 in 2015.
The fund pays for sewage treatment plant and septic system upgrades as well as cover crops that keep pollutants from running off farms into waterways.
The Capital of Annapolis reported Wednesday that the task force is also considering changing how the fund is used, including a proposal to use cover crop funds on programs to reduce storm water runoff.
The task force, which met Tuesday in Annapolis, is scheduled to meet twice more before year’s end.
It does not look as though the Maryland toilet flushing fee will be going down the pipes anytime soon.