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Main Title Report of a Study Sponsored by the Federal Housing Administration to Develop Practical Design Criteria for Seepage Pits as a Method for Disposal of Septic Tank Effluent.
Author Bendixe, Thomas W. ; Thoma, Richard E. ; Coulte, James B. ;
CORP Author Robert A. Taft Sanitary Engineering Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1963
Stock Number PB-216 931
Additional Subjects ( Septic tanks ; Seepage) ; Design criteria ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-216 931 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 252p
The seepage pit is a common method of transmitting septic tank effluent into the soil. The most extensive application of the method has been in the western United States; however, pits have been used in significant numbers but on a spotty basis in many states throughout the nation. The study is devoted entirely to the problem of introducing septic tank effluent into the soil. The report determines under what conditions seepage pits are a satisfactory means of disposing of septic tank effluent at individual households, devises practical tests for judging the suitability of soils for seepage pits, and identifies design, construction, and administrative control practices desirable for good pit performance.