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On-Site Recirculating Sand Filters for Treatment and Disposal of Residential Wastewater

Report Acceptance Date: 
September 1994 (57 pages)
Posted Date:   
January 15, 2021

This historic report discusses the use of on-site recirculating sand filters (RSFs) as an alternative to conventional soil absorption systems in domestic septic tanks. The authors discuss the prevalence of housing units unconnected to municipal sewer systems – a full 25 percent in 1990 – and the need to explore technologies capable of producing less polluted effluvia.

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.