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Main Title Restoration of failing on-lot sewage disposal areas {microfiche}
Author Fritton, D. D. ; Sharpe, W. E. ; Jarrett, A. R. ; Cole, C. A. ; Peterson, G. W.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Fritton, Daniel D.
CORP Author Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-807115; EPA-600/2-84-062
Stock Number PB84-168970
Subjects Sewage disposal--Pennsylvania ; Septic tanks ; Water conservation--Pennsylvania
Additional Subjects Sewage disposal ; Septic tanks ; Renovating ; Residential buildings ; Water flow ; Adsorption ; Water conservation ; Ditches ; Failure
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-168970 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 127 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The objective of this project was to evaluate two rehabilitative techniques-water conservation and absorption bed resting--for restoration of failing on-site sewage disposal areas. Eleven homes with failing absorption areas were characterized and baseline water flow and septic tank effluent quality data were collected. Water conservation devices were then installed at maximum, moderate or minimum levels of predicted water reduction capability. At three sites effluent was also diverted to a specially designed alternate trench for 10 months which permitted the main absorption area to rest. Median in-house water reductions were statistically significant and ranged from 9.8 to 42.5%. Maximum levels of water conservation were generally successful in restoring failing systems while lesser levels of conservation were not successful.
Prepared for Municipal Environmental Research Lab. EPA-600/2-84-062. Cooperative agreement CR807115-01. Bibliography: p. 55-57. Microfiche.