Information on uses and benefits of decentralized wastewater treatment available online

September 20, 2012 | Conservation, Development, Environment, Quality, Water

EPA has made available online information on the uses and benefits of decentralized wastewater treatment and examples of where they have played an effective role in a community's wastewater treatment infrastructure. Decentralized wastewater treatment consists of a variety of onsite approaches for collection, treatment, dispersal, and reuse of wastewater and can be a sustainable and appropriate option for communities and homeowners. The four papers include an introductory paper as well as three papers that demonstrate how decentralized wastewater treatment can be: a sensible solution, cost-effective and economical, green and sustainable, and protective of the environment, public health, and water quality. 

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