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New OSTP report on distilled spirits available

October 17, 2022

The Onsite Sewage Treatment Program (OSTP) conducted an assessment of three distinct types of commercial distilled spirits to understand how these products can impact the wastewater characteristics of restaurants, bars and distillery tasting rooms.


WRS student Elizabeth Boor targets CECs in wastewater research

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.


A solution for sewer flies

April 11, 2022

When a homeowner complains about sewer flies, here’s how to locate breeding spots and eliminate them.


Tips for installing septic systems on steep slopes

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.


2 Key issues for selecting correct bedding materials

February 17, 2022

Proper bedding and cover materials help to ensure a long-term, sustainable septic system.


Adding an aerator to a septic tank

January 13, 2022

An AMA is generally used for remediation of systems having issues with wastewater acceptance in the soil treatment area, but they can also be used to improve effluent quality for a new system.


Equipment considerations to minimize ground pressure during septic installation

January 3, 2022

Whenever possible you want to avoid compaction of the soil treatment area and choosing the correct equipment is a great step to meeting this goal.