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Compendium of Information on Alternative Onsite Septic System Technology in Massachusetts

Compendium of Information on Alternative Onsite Septic System Technology in Massachusetts

Compendium is maintained by the Barnstable County Department of Health and the Environment under a grant from The Masssachusetts Department of Environmental Protection 319(b). The mention of any product, contractor, or method within this compendium does not constitute approval or endorsement. This project is part of the County’s Alternative Onsite Septic System Initiave.

7/7/15 at 1:50 pm     0
Flu: What You Can Do (Large Format)

Flu: What You Can Do (Large Format)

des information about what the Flu is, how to prevent it and how to care for someone who is sick with it.

9/16/11 at 9:19 am     0
Flu: What You Can Do (Small Format)

Flu: What You Can Do (Small Format)

des information about what the Flu is, how to prevent it and how to care for someone who is sick with it.

9/16/11 at 9:15 am     0
Hydric Soils – Field Identification and Interpretation

Hydric Soils – Field Identification and Interpretation

ld guide to identification and interpretation of hydric soils.

5/20/11 at 4:02 pm     0
Evaluation of Methods to Control Phospohorus in Areas Served by Onsite Septic Systems

Evaluation of Methods to Control Phospohorus in Areas Served by Onsite Septic Systems

horus presents a unique challenge to watershed managers where residences are served by onsite septic systems due to dearth of available treatment technologies and the role that phosphorus plays in the eutrophication of many freshwater ecosystems. Three efforts were conducted to summarize the state of the art regarding phosphorus management from onsite septic systems and make recommendations for future research.

5/20/11 at 3:59 pm     0
Monitoring Alternative Onsite Septic Systems

Monitoring Alternative Onsite Septic Systems

ative/Alternative (I/A) septic systems are devices most often situated ahead of a soil absorption system to achieve pretreatment of wastewater prior to dispersal into soils… This booklet makes recommendations for all participants in the I/A system approval process to improve the likelihood that performance data can inform decisions and improve overall systems operations

5/20/11 at 3:57 pm     0
Effectiveness of Selected Onsite Wastewater-Treatment Systems in Removing Pharmaceutical and Personal-Care Products

Effectiveness of Selected Onsite Wastewater-Treatment Systems in Removing Pharmaceutical and Personal-Care Products

liminary survey was conducted to determine the efficacy of selected advanced onsite septic systems for the removal of selected pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). The following technologies were chosen for this survey: standard “Title 5″ system comprised of a stone trench overlying sixty inches of sand, a recirculating filter unit containing fibrous peat, a single pass filter with open-cell foam, an upflow sulfur-filled filter following an aerobic treatment unit and a recirculating sand filter designed in accordance with standard practice. A system consisting of a filter of twenty-four inches of sand was used as a surrogate measure of influent wastewater sue to analytical issues with examining the matrix of raw wastewater.

5/20/11 at 3:55 pm     0
Performance of Innovative/Alternative Onsite Septic Systems for the Removal of Nitrogen in Barnstable County, Massachusetts 1999-2007

Performance of Innovative/Alternative Onsite Septic Systems for the Removal of Nitrogen in Barnstable County, Massachusetts 1999-2007

-based reporting system for performance samples from innovative alternative (I/A) onsite septic systems has been implemented in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Nitrogen removal data from a total of 557 individual systems; 487 single-family installations and 70 multi-family installations are presented. When systems having four or more samples are considered, 69% of the 297 single-family systems and 60% or the 50 multi-family I/A systems have medians that meet a regulatory discharge standard of 19 mg/L or less of total nitrogen. Results from individual technologies are presented. The difficulties in assessing the performance of I/A technologies using such data are discussed.

5/20/11 at 3:52 pm     0