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|Main Title||Irrigating with municipal effluent : a socioeconomic study of community experiences /|
|Author||Christensen, L. A.|
|CORP Author||Economic Research Service, Broomall, PA.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/2-82/009; ERS-672|
|Subjects||Sewage irrigation--United States|
|Additional Subjects||Sewage treatment ; Irrigation ; Agricultural economics ; Leasing ; Management ; Land acquisition ; Contracts ; History ; Purchasing ; Regulations ; Social effect ; Communities ; Land application ; Cooperatives ; Ownership|
|Collation||57 pages ; 28 cm|
This report presents institutional and economic information and insights related to the development and operation of systems where municipal wastewater is applied to land for treatment. Site visits provided information on the history of the respective systems, especially how land treatment came into use. Land for wastewater treatment can be acquired and managed by a community in several ways--directly or leased to another party; thru contractual arrangements with individual landowners, or with a group, as in the case of a wastewater cooperative; or fee simple acquisition might be expected to be used more frequently by smaller communities and contracts and leases by larger communities. While concepts and guidelines provide general assistance, the particular mix of technical, economic, legal, regulatory, social, and political factors at each site had the most influence on methods used.
Cover title. "In cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory." "February 1982." Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-49). "ERS-672." Microfiche.