New wastewater-related fact sheets now available from NSFC

Three new products are available from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse.

MORGANTOWN, WV, April 8, 2003 -- Three new products are available from the National Small Flows Clearinghouse.

Titled "A Quick Guide to Small Community Wastewater Treatment Decisions," (Item #WWFSPE69) this four-page fact sheet is a good introductory community education tool to raise awareness of the need for people in the community to be involved in the effective treatment of wastewater.

It briefly defines wastewater and wastewater treatment options. Approaches to finding effective solutions to wastewater treatment issues are also outlined. The benefits of wastewater system management, organizational structures, costs, and financing are also listed.

Tips on working with wastewater professionals and sources for additional information are given, including useful Web sites. This concise fact sheet emphasizes the need for a community solution to the treatment of wastewater. The cost for this fact sheet is $1.30.

Titled "Managing Septic Tank-Sand Bioreactor Systems," (Item #WWSFMG18) this brief fact sheet illustrates and describes step-by-step the proper management of a septic tank-sand bioreactor filtration system.

A septic tank-sand bioreactor system is composed of four parts: the septic tank, a dosing tank, a sand bioreactor, and a disinfected system. Wastewater flows from the septic tank into the dosing tank, is then pumped into the sand bioreactor, and then disinfected before it can be discharged to a stream or dispersed on a lot through an irrigation system. Those wastewater professionals whose work involves alternatives to the conventional septic system may find this information useful. The cost of this fact sheet is $0.80.

Titled "Low Pressure Pipe Sewage Disposal System," (Item# WWVTDM100) this video takes the viewer through the process of planning, preparation, design, installation, testing, and inspection of a low-pressure pipe (LPP) sewage disposal system. Specifically, a step-by-step process is demonstrated for the layout of the disposal field, as are computations for distribution lines and their flow rates.

An animated diagram of the system illustrates the flow of effluent through the system. This video will be very helpful to the wastewater professionals and homeowners needing basic information about the low-pressure pipe sewage disposal system and its installation. The cost for this video is $13.00.

To place your order call (800) 624-8301 or (304) 293-4191. Orders also may be faxed to (304) 293-3161 or sent via e-mail to nsfc_orders@mail.nesc.wvu.edu

You can also check out NSFC's New Products Page on its web site at http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/nsfc/nsfc_new_products.htm.

Located at West Virginia University, the NSFC is a nonprofit organization funded by the U.S. EPA to provide free and low-cost information about small community wastewater treatment. For more information, call the NSFC at (800) 624-8301 and request a free information packet or visit NSFC's Web site at http://www.nsfc.wvu.edu

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