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Septic System Design and Repair Regulations in the U.S.
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Septic system design specifications & regulations including the United States organized by state or authority:

The following list provides links to septic system and onsite wastewater treatment regulations and design requirements for the U.S. states and many additional authorities. The septic system authorities here provide will provide listings of key local design and health or building code information needed when designing or repairing a septic system. This article series on septic design and regulations includes septic regulations from other countries and from key academic/university septic system design research experts and septic system trade associations. We include a list of suggested septic system or onsite wastewater treatment system design guides and books.



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Academic, University, & International Septic Codes & Wastewater Sites

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    Books: Septic Design Books & Guides

    • Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, Bennette D. Burks, Mary Margaret Minnis, Hogarth House 1994 - one of the best septic system books around, suffering a bit from small fonts and a weak index.This is one of the best books we've reviewed on the subject, with an excellent balance of clear simple explanation and solid engineering. Topics: Soil & Site Selection, Hydraulics, System Selection & Design, Wastewater Biology, History & Mythology of Onsite Wastewater Treatment. $49.95, Hogarth House, Ltd., 800-993-2665 x327 to order 800 -993-2665 x327 (Univ. Wisc. Bookstore).
      Septic expert Mary Margaret (Peggy) Minnis has an informative website and information about this book found at http://webpage.pace.edu/mminnis/book/
    • The NSFC Products List has an excellent list of design manuals/modules available from their website or by telephone 800-624-8301
    • Builder's Guide to Wells and Septic Systems, R. Dodge Woodson, McGraw-Hill, 1996 - see BUY SEPTIC BOOKS ONLINE below.
    • BUY SEPTIC BOOKS ONLINE - Most of these texts can be purchased online through our InspectAPedia Online Bookstore supported by Amazon.com. The bookstore includes detailed septic book reviews and recommends specific texts.
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    • Farm*A*Syst/Home*A*Syst preventing pollution on farms and in homes, assessment worksheets prepared by state programs, newsletters and slide training pro
    • NEMO Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials nonpoint source pollution and online publications order page
    • US EPA SEPTIC SYSTEM DESIGN MANUAL - Online US EPA's Design Manual for Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Disposal, 1980, available from the US EPA, the US GPO Superintendent of Documents (Pueblo CO), and from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse. This document is now also available online at http://www.epa.gov/ORD/NRMRL/Pubs/625R00008/625R00008.htm
    • US Public Health Service's Manual of Septic Tank Practice, 1959.

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