On-site septic system technology is undergoing dramatic changes and advances with increased effort and thought placed on the effective and economical design of on-site systems. STP 1324 addresses these changes with 25 peer-reviewed papers in three sections:
Septic System Operation and Evaluation -- 7 papers, including a comprehensive inspection procedure for evaluation of septic systems; distribution box performance in septic tank-soil absorption systems; domestic wastewater and the sodium factor; and the use of low-pressure systems to provide even distribution of septic tank effluent in septic filter fields.
Septic System Site Characterization and Design -- 9 papers, including a pressure system design spreadsheet; problems associated with disturbed soils; man-made materials used to produce high-quality effluent; and an empirical procedure for analysis of mounding in the vadose zone in the evaluation of the viability of large septic systems.
Alternative Systems and Component Design -- 9 papers, summary of a study to determine the suitability of used tires as a substitute for drainfield aggregate in standard sewage disposal systems; field performance of chamber leaching systems ; alternative design for wastewater treatment
Inspection Manual for Existing Septic Systems
Elvebak M., Frekot L.
A Laboratory Study of Distribution Box Performance in Septic Tank — Soil Absorption Systems
Gross M., Hearne K., Peetz K., Rutledge E.
Domestic Wastewater and the Sodium Factor
Evaluation of Pressurized Distribution Networks in Maryland
Glotfelty B., Hammerlund D., Prager J.
Maintenance of Low Pressure Septic Tank Effluent Distribution Systems
Bomblat C., Gross M., Rutledge E., Wolf D.
Long-Term Effluent Absorption Rates of a Serially Loaded Septic Tank Filter Field
Gross M., McNew R., Owens P., Roark C., Rutledge E., Wolf D.
Massachusetts Soil Evaluator Program
Fletcher P., Veneman P.
SITE EVALUATION PROCEDURES FOR INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEMS IN DISTURBED SOILS
Schirmers S., Wespetal M.
Performance of Septic Systems Designed for Effluent Storage using Soil Morphology
Brumbelow T., Goff R., Gross M., Owens P., Rutledge E., Wolf D.
Mounding Analysis in the Vadose Zone for Designing Large Septic Systems
Amoozegar A., Martin K.
Potable Water Treatment and Reuse of Domestic Wastewater in the CMHC Toronto ‘Healthy House’
Ives C., Jowett E., LeCraw R., Liefhebber M., Paloheimo R., Russell P., Townshend A., Waller D.
Used Tires as a Substitute for Drainfield Aggregate
Burnell B., McOmber G.
Renovation of Septic Effluent in a Stratified Sand Filter
Gross M., Nichols D., Rutledge E., Wolf D.
On-Site Sewage Disposal for a Subdivision in a High Groundwater Area
Dennis M., Tyre B.
Paper ID: STP1324-EB