PA Builders Assoc. Applauds Act 41
 

Recent  action  by  the  Pennsylvania  legislature  will  avoid  the  devastation  of

 rural  development,  says  PBA  Treasurer  and  Wayne  County  home  builder

 Joe  Harcum.    The  Governor  recently  signed  Act  41  of  2013,  which  would

 allow  for  the  continued  use  of  on-lot  septic  systems,  providing  those

 systems  comply  with  Clean  Streams  Law  requirements.

The  legislature  recently  passed  House  Bill  1325,  sponsored  by  Rep.

 Dave  Maloney  (R-Berks),  which  addresses  a  recent  suggested  policy  change  by  the  Department  of  Environmental

 Protection  (DEP)  that  would  have  severely  limited  the  use  of

 on-lot  septic  systems,  crippling  rural  development  in  Pennsylvania.    “

Quite  simply,  the  DEP  proposal  would  have  added  an  additional  $ 15,000  in  costs  to  every  home  built  in  rural  Pennsylvania.    It  would  have  killed  development  in  much  of  the  state,”  said  PBA  Vice  President  and  Pike  County  home  builder  Kevin  Coutts.    “The  passage  of  Act  41  could