Shared Septic

The Howard County Government authorized the establishment of shared sewage facilities to allow areas of the County not serviced by public sewer to be developed. The County is responsible for the annual operation and maintenance of all shared septic facilities. As described in Section 20.800 of the Howard County Code, the costs of the operation and maintenance of the facility are the responsibility of the property owners connected to the facility. Shared Septic Subdivisions Include: 



Ashleigh Knolls                     Pindell Woods                            Fulton Ridge 

Lyndonbrook                        Sheppard Manor                       Willow Ridge 

Brantwood                            Tridelphia Crossing                    Hopkins Choice 

Friendship Lakes                  Walnut Creek                              Maplewood Farms 

Riggs Meadow                      The Paddocks East                     Riverwood Farms 

Maple Ridge                          Walnut Grove                              Willowpond

Regan Property                    Owings Lot 3                               Owings Lot 5

Neshawalt Property            Edgewood Farms

Each systems fee is based on actual cost to operate. A 10% late penalty is added to all accounts not paid by the due date.

Mail payment to:  

Department of Finance
PO Box 2748
Ellicott City, MD 21041-2748

Make check payable to: Director of Finance, Howard County

Make payments online:

Questions regarding the calculation of the fee or the operating and maintenance costs should be directed to the Bureau of Utilities at (410) 313-4934.

Questions regarding billing should be directed to the Miscellaneous Billing Division at (410) 313-3258, fax number (410) 313-3293.