New Vanderburgh County ordinance states less land is required to install a septic system

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VANDERBURGH CO. Ind. (WEHT) – New regulations in Vanderburgh County could save farmland and make neighborhoods easier to build.

The changes in development happen underground.

Until today, if you live in Vanderburgh County without a sewer you needed five acres to install a septic system.

Now, that requirement has been cut in half.

An ordinance from the county commission reduces the necessary amount of land to two and a half acres.

Commissioner, Cheryl Musgraves says the point is simply to keep farmland intact.

Most new neighborhood development happens on farmland and Musgrave thinks this can have immediate impacts for developers looking to grow in the county and she thinks it will help families moving in.

Eyewitness News’ Stuart Hammer has the full story.

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(This story was originally published on September 30, 2019)

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