US EPA Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual 367pp 2/2002
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This manual provides up-to-date information on onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS) siting, design, installation, maintenance, and replacement. It reflects significant advances that the expert community has identified to help OWTSs become more cost-effective and environmentally protective, particularly in small suburban and rural areas.
In addition to providing a wealth of technical information on a variety of traditional and new system designs, the manual promotes a performance-based approach to selecting and designing
This update of the 1980 manual was developed to provide supplemental
and new information for wastewater treatment professionals in both the
public and private sectors. This manual is not intended to replace the
previous one, but rather to further explore and discuss recent
developments in treatment technologies, system design, and long-term
system management. The information is provided in response to several
calls for a more focused approach to on-site wastewater treatment and
on-site system management.
The 1980 manual provides technical information on generic
types of on-site wastewater treatment and disposal systems, and can be
used as a reference document in conjunction with the current manual. It is also available from HES367 Pages February 2002