Last winter NEWEA was invited to collaborate with the US EPA Southeast New England Program (SNEP) on I/A septic systems planning, one of their top priorities. NEWEA subsequently created a Task Force to help accelerate these systems through permitting and into the market. In June SNEP hosted a three-day workshop for 100 water professionals to “Push the Ball Forward on I/A Septic Systems”. That workshop produced over five hours of video and a 49-page summary report.
The NEWEA Innovation Council will host a one-hour webinar on 9/15 at noon to summarize and discuss the workshop findings. In essence there are multiple new technology entrants which produce effluent nitrogen levels at 10 mg/L or better. Those approaches are game changers for nitrogen sensitive areas that may never get sewered or perhaps are toward the end of a 30-year sewering plan. The technologies work and are cost competitive. The issues now are around permitting, funding, and OM&M (Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring).
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Click HERE to register for this free event.
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For reference, you may find this article a helpful foundation read on the topic.
Contact Bruce H. Walton, NEWEA I/A OWTS Task Force Chair, with questions at email@example.com or C 617-633-5065