Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

by Bennette D. Burks and Mary Margaret Minnis

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Mary Margaret Minnis at 203-866-3006.
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems covers all aspects of septic and other individual onsite wastewater treatment systems.  The book is useful for anyone with an interest in the topic: engineering students, regulators, homeowners and maintenance contractors.

The book is easy to read, has many good illustrations and lots of clear explanations that make it really useful for students, regulators, and policy makers.  

In its 2010 printing, this book is used nationwide and throughout the world as a handy reference and guide to understanding how onsite systems work.

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems is divided into 12 chapters, each of which can be read separately without having to read the other chapters.  If you read them in order, you will understand these systems from A-Z.

The chapter titles are:

  1. Introduction to Onsite Wastewater Treatment
  2. Water and Wastewater Characteristics
  3. Microbiology
  4. Soil and Site Evaluations
  5. Hydraulics
  6. Wastewater Treatment Theory
  7. Onsite Wastewater Treatment Alternatives
  8. Design of an Onsite Wastewater Treatment System
  9. Installation of an Onsite Wastewater Treatment System
  10. Operation and Maintenance
  11. Advanced Wastewater Treatment Techniques
  12. Considerations for Onsite System Use, Land Use Issues
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