Outside The Pipe: Onsite Treatment In Municipal Systems

No law says all municipal wastewater must be treated in a central plant and discharged to a stream. When might land-based treatment be practical?

I used to edit Onsite Installer magazine, written for contractors who install onsite wastewater treatment systems (for simplicity’s sake, septic systems).

During those years I learned that the onsite and “big pipe” communities were to some extent sworn enemies. Onsite...

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