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Main Title Septic tank disposal systems as phosphorus sources for surface waters /
Author Jones, Rebecca A. ; Lee., G. Fred
CORP Author Texas Univ. at Dallas, Richardson. Inst. for Environmental Sciences. ;EnviroQual Consultants and Labs., Inc., Plano, Tex.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, Okla.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/3-77/129; EPA-R-804549
Stock Number PB-276 689
OCLC Number 03739181
Subjects Septic tanks. ; Sewage disposal. ; Soils--Phosphorus content.
Additional Subjects Ground water ; Surface waters ; Phosphorus ; Septic tanks ; Water pollution ; Monitoring ; Soils ; Adsorption ; Fertilizing ; Sewage disposal ; Field tests ; Water analysis ; Observation wells ; Wisconsin ; Burnett County(Wisconsin) ; Path of pollutants
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-129 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/03/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-3-77-129 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/21/2014
ELBD  EPA 600-3-77-129 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
EMBD  EPA/600/3-77/129 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-129 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/16/2017
NTIS  PB-276 689 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 62 pages : maps.
A 4-year groundwater monitoring study was conducted in the immediate vicinity of an active septic tank wastewater disposal system in the sandy substrate in Burnett County of northwestern Wisconsin to determine the potential for this method of wastewater disposal to contribute to excessive fertilization of surface waters. To monitor the movement of the effluent and the character of the area groundwater, selected parameters were measured in water samples collected from an array of wells located up and down groundwater gradient from the septic tank tile field. The results of this study confirm the conclusions, drawn from similar studies in other areas, that phosphorus from septic tank wastewater disposal system effluent is usually not readily transported through the groundwater. Therefore, septic tank wastewater disposal systems generally do not contribute significant amounts of phosphorus to surface waters to contribute to their excessive fertilization.
Grant no. R-804549. Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-61).