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Main Title Environmental effects of septic tank systems /
Author Scalf, M. R., ; Scalf, Marion R. ; Dunlap, William J. ; Kreissl., James F.
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Author Title of a Work
Dunlap, William J.,
Kreissl, James F.,
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, Okla.
Publisher U.S. Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600-3-77-096
Stock Number PB-272 702
OCLC Number 03353330
Subjects Septic tanks ; Waste disposal in the ground--United States ; Groundwater--Pollution--United States ; Water, Underground--Pollution--United States
Additional Subjects Septic tanks ; Sewage disposal ; Water pollution abatement ; Environmental impacts ; Adsorption ; Rural areas ; Mountains ; Ground water ; Surface waters ; Design ; Regulations ; Water pollution control ; Sludge disposal ; Leaching ; Trends ; Water wells ; Oklahoma ; Remote areas
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-096 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/21/2023
EJBD  EPA 600-3-77-096 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/09/2020
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-096 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-77-096 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ERAD  EPA 600/3-77-096 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/04/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-096 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-272 702 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 35 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm.
Septic tank-soil absorption systems are the most widely-used method of on-site domestic waste disposal. Almost one-third of the United States population depends on such systems. Although the percentage of newly constructed homes utilizing septic tanks is decreasing, the total number continues to increase. Properly designed, constructed, and operated septic tank systems have demonstrated an efficient and economical alternative to public sewer systems, particularly in rural and sparsely developed suburban areas. However, because of their widespread use in unsuitable situations, they have also demonstrated the potential for contamination of ground and surface waters.
"EPA 600-3-77-096." "August 1977." Cover title. Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Ada, Okla. Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-34).