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The State of Maryland established the (Chesapeake) Bay Restoration Fund. The State requires Allegany County to collect mandated fees, commonly called the flush tax.
View the Bay Restoration Fund Financial Hardship Exemption Application (PDF). A new application must be completed every year in order to be considered for a financial hardship exemption.
View Frequently Asked Questions provided by the Maryland Department of the Environment about the program.
(Environment - Bay Restoration Fund - Fees and Uses)
(Water Pollution - State Waters - Bay Restoration Fund)