State suing Wahkiakum County over septic sludge



LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Can a county block the use of septic sludge as fertilizer?

The state Ecology Department says no. It sued Wahkiakum County in May, saying a county ordinance is unconstitutional because it conflicts with state regulations.

County commissioners passed an ordinance after residents complained about plans by a Long Beach septic company’s plan to spread biosolids on a Grays River farm.

The Daily News reports ( both sides will present oral arguments in the lawsuit Sept. 30 in Cowlitz County Superior Court.


Information from: The Daily News,