Handbook for Managing Onsite and Clustered (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Wastewater Management has
recently expanded its "Handbook for Managing Onsite and Clustered
(Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems" with the addition of an

The E-Handbook features resource guides containing detailed information on the
13 management program elements featured in the existing management handbook:

  • public education,

  • planning,

  • performance,

  • site evaluation,

  • design,

  • construction/installation,

  • operation/maintenance,

  • inspections/monitoring,

  • residuals management,

  • training/certification,

  • financial assistance,

  • inventory/recordkeeping, and

  • compliance assurance.

The E-Handbook focuses on individual and clustered wastewater systems that
discharge to the soil, but the information can also be applied to small systems
that discharge to surface waters through federal or state National Pollutant
Discharge Elimination System permit programs. The E-Handbook is intended for
health departments, wastewater system management entities, local governments,
and others involved in managing multiple individual or clustered treatment

Each resource guide contains detailed information on each program element topic
and links to other resources, case studies, and examples of successful
management programs. The resource guides in the E-Handbook can be accessed via
hot-links in the current Management Handbook.

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