Md. reports on county growth law compliance

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -  

   A Maryland Department of Planning report says two Maryland counties have "largely ignored" a law designed to limit septics growth to fight pollution.
 
   The report issued Friday found Cecil and Frederick counties have mostly ignored the law by failing to designate much land to prohibit major residential subdivisions. 
 
   The report says that largely neutralizes the impact of the law by allowing many more major subdivisions to have septic systems. That, the report said, will result in significant land consumption and water pollution.
 
   Still, the law does not allow the state to mandate changes to the plans.
 
   The report found that eight jurisdictions appear to substantially comply. They are Baltimore city as well as Montgomery, Prince George's, Baltimore, Harford, Kent, Talbot and Garrett counties. 
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