The Onsite Sewage Treatment Program (OSTP) protects public health and the environment by improving wastewater treatment through research-based workshops, as well as outreach to homeowners, small communities, professionals and policy-makers. This program is part of the Water Resources Center.
Septic system owner's guide
Created by the OSTP team, this 33 page guide contains instructions for septic system use and maintenance and includes a pocket folder for record keeping.
- July 26, 2022
In the Water Resources Center’s Onsite Sewage Treatment Program, graduate student Elizabeth Boor has been collecting septic tank sludge also known as “septage” as a key component to her thesis research.
- April 11, 2022
When a homeowner complains about sewer flies, here’s how to locate breeding spots and eliminate them.
- April 4, 2022
When installing soil treatment areas on sites with significant slopes, care must be taken to ensure the safety of the operator and laborer while achieving a level excavation.