There’s a broken record in Stevens Miller’s campaign, and it happens to be the issue of septic systems. In an interview with Blue Commonwealth, Miller again claims that Del. Tom Rust has gone backwards on one specific area of land use regulation.
“Rust wants to take us backwards on one area of land use regulation where we have some authority. The Commonwealth of Virginia did authorize municipalities to regulate septic systems. It’s not the sexiest issue you’re ever going to legislate, but for people who are conservation minded and people in rural parts of the state, this is a critical issue. In the absence of aggressive maintenance and instruction schedules, these systems are dangerous, they break down, and threaten the environment.”
Perhaps, it is time for Miller to consider that septic systems are regulated by the State Department of Health.