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A Quick Guide to Small Community Wastewater Treatment Decisions


US Environmental Protection Agency
Septic system regulation is usually a state, tribal, and local responsibility. The EPA provides information to homeowners and assistance to state and local governments to improve the management of septic systems to prevent failures that could harm human health and water quality. Some septic systems are regulated by the EPA if they receive industrial or commercial wastes and/or they have the capacity to serve 20 or more people.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Wastewater treatment and disposal is an important part of our need to protect and preserve Minnesota's water resources. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency plays an active role in this need through a variety of programs. This Web page is structured to provide rapid access to our assistance and requirements to help us work together to meet this common goal.

Shoreland Management Resource Guide
The Minnesota Shoreland Management Resource Guide provides easy access to information about sustainable shoreland practices to improve management of Minnesota's lakes and rivers. By putting resource materials in the hands of local government and citizens, the Shoreland Guide offers an effective, low cost means to reach the people who make the everyday decisions that impact our lakes and rivers.

Wastewater Options for Small Communities in Kansas Manual, Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment
Information for community leaders, environmental health specialists and concerned citizens to help solve wastewater issues.