Sludge tank moratorium discussed by Wicomico County Council
WICOMICO CO., Md. – The Wicomico County Council introduced legislation on Tuesday that would prevent waste or sludge tanks from being built in the county for up to a year.
Officials tell 47 ABC this legislation is a direct result of pending litigation involving the zoning and permits of an open air sludge tank that was built about a year ago in the Hebron-Mardela Springs area. The previous moratorium was for six months but council members believe it’s best to create this extension so they don’t have to keep coming back to approve shorter ones.
“That would give the council time to for one thing let some of the issues that are on the table right now, that are involved around the daft tanks, just everyone to get more educated and see what the outcome is of some of the questions that have come up regarding the tank,” says Wicomico County Councilmember Bill McCain.
McCain says the council is letting the litigation take its course because that will dictate what they may or may not be able to do in the future.