Washington County will provide operation and maintenance service for May Township’s sewage collector system, after the county board approved an agreement with the township March 20. Washington County assisted local townships and cities in their application and construction of collection systems for septic tank effluents and jointly used soil treatment system. The systems were constructed using state and federal grant assistance and are known as “201” systems, derived from the federal law pertaining to sewer planning areas, completed in 1987. In 1987, May Township began contracting with the county, through the Department of Public Health and Environment, to provide operation and maintenance for the Carnelian Hills system. The county will recover the costs associated with operation and maintenance by billing the communities for actual cost. The communities invoice the residents served by the 201 collector systems.