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Main Title Analysis of Septic Tank Distribution and Septage Generation Rates in Illinois.
Author Pendowski, J. ; McBride, B. ; Crandall, D. ;
CORP Author Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Div. of Water Pollution Control.
Year Published 1984
Report Number IEPA/WPC-84/003;
Stock Number PB84-231174
Additional Subjects Septic tanks ; Sewage disposal ; Illinois ; Spatial distribution ; Water quality management ; Sites ; Density(Mass/Volume) ; Population growth ; Trends ; Earth fills ; Ordinances ; Regulations ; Tables(Data) ; Maps ; Septage ; Land application ; Sewage treatment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-231174 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 80p
The original Section 208 Water Quality Management Plan for Illinois estimated that on-site disposal served a million people in the State, roughly 18 percent of the total population. Until recently, conventional sewage systems were considered to be the most efficient means to meet a community's wastewater treatment needs. However, the necessary capital and operating costs for central sewerage systems can create significant financial burdens on individuals and communities. This report examines the distribution and use of on-site wastewater systems in Illinois. It presents an analysis of generation and disposition of residuals resulting from on-site disposal systems (septage). The report provides: (1) a discussion of the distribution of septic tank usage and density; (2) an estimation and presentation of septage generation rates; (3) a characterization of septage disposal practices and procedures; (4) a description of the general regulatory framework for septic tank operation in Illinois; and (5) concludes with a discussion of overall recommendations for improved management.