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In accordance with Bay Restoration Fund (BRF), money is collected annually from septic system users to upgrade onsite sewage disposal systems (septic systems) with the Best Available Technology (BAT) for nitrogen removal. State law also allows BRF money to be used to pay for properties on septic systems to be connected to public sewer.

The goal of the program is to reduce nutrients getting into the Chesapeake Bay. Consequently, the law requires that failing systems located within the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area (CBCA, i.e., property within 1,000 feet of mean high tide) be upgraded with BAT units or connected to public sewer. Other septic systems, including failing systems outside of the CBCA may also be eligible for grant money depending on funding availability (see below). The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) administers the program for Baltimore County property owners.


Download, complete and submit the application formto EPS by mail, fax or email.

Environmental Protection and Sustainability
Ground Water Management
BRF Grant Program
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 305
Towson, Maryland 21204

Fax: 410-887-4817

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Ground Water Management

County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 305
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.





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