Judge: Amish not exempt from sewage treatment rules
April 26, 2019
PRESTON, MN — A judge ruled that despite the Amish community’s “most sincere efforts” to separate themselves from the modern world, that separateness is not enough to protect the county’s waterways, and the community is therefore not exempt from state requirements.
Judge Joseph Chase ruled Monday that four members of the Amish community in Fillmore County were not exempt from county and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency requirements that rural residences have subsurface sewage systems for disposing of residential waste water.
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