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Septic issue still unsolved

Since the county commission arranged for Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) reps to meet with Jim Geis last month to help him find a way to continue draining county septic tanks despite regulations limiting his choice of places to take it, he has had little luck in pursuing any of the options that were given to him.

DEQ changed its rules on “land spreading” a few years ago, with the county following suit a couple of years later in its 2018 regulations for small wastewater systems. According to those rules, domestic septage can only be land applied on the property at which it was...