Bulletin 1242-4
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On-site wastewater treatment systems provide treatment and ultimate dispersal of wastewater from homes and small businesses. They usually consist of a septic tank, a drain field and the underlying soil. When properly designed, installed and maintained, they are an environmentally benign method to manage household wastewater.

Status and Revision History
Published on Aug 16, 2004
Published on Feb 23, 2009
Published on May 14, 2009
Published with Full Review on Feb 15, 2012

L. Mark Risse Professor and Director, Crop & Soil Sciences
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