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 EPA’s Decentralized Wastewater Management Handbook: A Guide for Developing and Implementing Management Programs
Joyce Hudson, William Hasselkus, and Steve Hogye
Item Number: NRL2006AC-14
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US EPA (EPA) released the Handbook for Managing Onsite and Clustered (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems as a web document in December 2005, with full publication in January 2006. The “Management Handbook” was developed as a result of EPA’s 1997 Response to Congress on Use of Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems, which concluded that decentralized wastewater systems were a viable alternative to centralized facilities – if they were properly managed. The report described a significant array of benefits of managed decentralized systems, such as:
-More cost-effective than central sewer alternatives, except in densely populated areas.
-Longer service lives for managed onsite systems vs. unmanaged systems.
-Faster response to problems; smaller problem impacts.
-Increased opportunity for better watershed management.
-Better ground water protection and management capabilities.
-Increased property values.