The links below are compiled from a variety of authoritative sources. The blue name indicates the source of the links and content below it.
A Homeowner's Onsite System Guide and Record Keeping Folder
Order copies for the homeowners you work with
NOWRA-Water Quality Association Joint Guidance document on water softeners
EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency)
Voluntary National Guidelines for Management of Onsite and Clustered (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems
Handbook for Managing Onsite and Clustered (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems- A "how-to guide" for implementing EPA's Voluntary National Guidelines for Management of Onsite and Clustered (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems.
It's Your Choice: A Guidebook for Local Officials on Small Community Wastewater Management Options
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Guidance Manual
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual
Design Manual: Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems
When Is a Septic System Regulated as a Class V Well? (PDF
Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems: A Program Strategy (PDFv
The Wastewater Information Systems Tool (TWIST)
Decentralized Approaches to Wastewater Treatment (PDF
EPA Region 1 Innovative Technology Inventory
NESC (National Environmental Services Center)
Regulations Database- NESC provides electronic copies of each state's onsite wastewater regulatory documentation. Users should note that these are not official regulatory documents.
Regulations Affecting Small Systems(pdf) - For techical assistance providers and small community personnel, these tales present an overview of recent anticipated federal regualtion actions summarized in 2005.
Why and How to Educate the Homeowner about Septic Systems
Basic Water and Wastewater Formulas
Regulatory Agencies- NESC maintains a current list of links to U.S. departments that govern state onsite wastewater system regulations.
Wastewater Regulatory Contacts(pdf) - Contacts are listed by state and updated quarterly.
National Summary Citations(Onsite Wastewater Regulations by State)- View a summary of each state's regulatory agency activities regarding onsite wastewater information.
WERF (Water Environment Research Foundation)
Influent Constituent Characteristics of the Modern Waste Stream from Single Sources
State of the Science: Review of Quantitative Tools to Determine Wastewater Soil Treatment Unit Performance
Factors Affecting the Performance of Primary Treatment in Decentralized Wastewater Systems
Micro-Scale Evaluation of Phosphorus Management: Alternative Wastewater Systems Evaluation
Update of the Advanced On-Site Wastewater Treatment and Management Market Study
A Status of Tools and Support for Community Decentralized Wastewater Solutions
Variability and Reliability of Test Center and Field Data: Definition of Proven Technology From a Regulatory Viewpoint
Guidance for Establishing Successful Responsible Management Entities
Integrated Risk Assessment for Individual Onsite Wastewater Systems
Onsite Wastewater Regulator Outreach and Coordination Project
Onsite Sewage Treatment in California and the Progression Toward Statewide Standards
Model Decentralized Wastewater Practitioner Curriculum
SORA (State Onsite Regulators Alliance)
Onsite Wastewater Nutrient Regulation Survey Report
Water Quality Research Foundation
Changes in Septic Tank Effluent Due to Water Softener Use (Report)
NOWRA statement to SORA regarding official position on WQRF report