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Alternative Wastewater Treatment for Individual Lots
University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension Water Quality Program
There are many options and factors to consider when selecting the appropriate treatment system.  This manual discusses real-world case studies where unique site constraints and specific treatment objectives were considered when selecting the appropriate system.  Advanced treatment technologies for each of these case studies were selected to protect coastal waters, groundwater supplies, or support pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods where conventional systems were not feasible or would have required widespread and expensive site disturbance. (All)
WWBLCS28/Booklet: 20 pp. (2005)

Chepachet Village Decentralized Wastewater Demonstration Project
University of Rhode Island
The Chepachet Village Decentralized Wastewater Demonstration Project (CVDWDP) began when the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) performed a shoreline inspection that discovered a number of homes in need of repair and maintenance to their septic systems.  Many homes had difficulty with the repairs due to small lots, surface drainage problems, land slopes, and shallow groundwater.  RIDEM began working in conjunction with the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Independent Contractors and Associates, and non-profit agencies to begin using alternative onsite wastewater technologies to repair failing septic systems and developed a conceptual plan for village wastewater management using computer-generated maps.  This booklet summarizes the results of CVDWDP and offers one approach other New England communities can adopt to meet pressing wastewater treatment needs, while protecting public health and environmental quality.
(Public Health Officials, State Regulatory Agencies, Engineers, Researchers, Contractors/Developers, Planners, Managers)
WWBLCS26/Book: 44 pp. (2005)