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NESC Updates Product Services
Shopping Cart Allows Free Downloads

The National Environmental Services Center (NESC) has developed an online shopping cart allowing our customers to download free PDFs of selected products. More than 400 products are currently available, including case studies, design manuals, and NESC's popular Tech Briefs. View the shopping cart by going to www.nesc.wvu.edu/ecommerce/ "While the cart is in its infancy, the products available will be expanding regularly," says Jeanne Allen, NESC's business manager. "By summer 2011, we expect to offer all NESC productsin this fashion. I encourage you to visit our website where you can shop for your water and wastewater informational needs." NESC currently maintains more than 1,000 free and low-cost products related to small community water and wastewater issues.

Online Products

Listed below are a few of NESC's most popular products that are available to download. Many are available to order if you prefer a hard-copy.

Publications produced by NESC (webpage with pdf links)
Covering a variety of subjects, our publications are available to view and download in pdf form. This includes our current publications; On Tap, Small Flows, and Pipeline.

Septic Systems: Brochures and Articles (webpage with pdf links)
Septic systems defined, how it works, when to pump it, reducing flow, recharge, separation distances, contaminant information, plus what not to flush.

Educational Resources: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Our Waterways
(webpage with pdf links)
Developed by NESC in collaboration with the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Water We Drink: Small Community Outreach Campaign, these educational resources address the topic of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in our waterways.

SMART About Water Tool Kit: Training Resources for Sourcewater Planning & Protection (webpage with pdf and PowerPoint links)
Developed by NESC in collaboration with the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) for the SMART About Water program, this "Tool Kit" is designed to assist small communities in their efforts to create their own source water protection plans, with a special focus on addressing untreated wastewater from failing septic systems.

Sourcewater Planning & Protection Products List (webpage)
Developed by NESC and RCAP for the SMART About Water program, this list provides informational resources related to sourcewater planning and protection.

Watershed Planning - from Start to Finish (pdf)
Each article in the booklet includes a case study of the Friends of Deckers Creek, a West Virginia watershed group, chronicling how that group addressed the topics in the article.

Drinking Water Operator Certification Products (webpage with pdf links)
NESC houses many of the resources that operators use to be better prepared for certification exams.

Tech Brief Fact Sheets (webpage with pdf links)
Appearing in On Tap magazine, each 4-page fact sheet provides concise technical information about a drinking water treatment technology or issue relevant to small systems.

Drinking Water Operator Certification Products (webpage with pdf links)
NESC houses many of the resources that operators use to be better prepared for certification exams.

Environmental Technology Initiative (ETI) Fact Sheets (webpage with pdf links)
ETI fact sheets provide illustrations, case studies, and information about the advantages and disadvantages, operation and maintenance requirements, and cost.

Groundwater Protection Poster (pdf)
"Groundwater Protection Begins at Home"

Outreach Resource Guide: A Directory of Small Community Drinking Water Information (pdf)
Inside this guide you will find descriptions of more than 80 federal agencies and national organizations and programs that have interests in drinking water issues.

Ten Step Poster (pdf)
Designed as a tool for use by local officials and wastewater treatment operators to improve security and emergency preparedness in their communities.
Actual Size
| 8.5" x 11"/color | 8.5" x 11"/gray scale

Onsite Technologies for Small Communities Poster (webpage)
This poster features descriptions of various onsite, conventional, and alternative wastewater treatment and disposal technologies. This poster is also available to order, charges apply to hard copies only.