Home-site Water and Sewage
Thanks to Daniel "Duke" Price Ed. D., REHS
Students will be able to describe
- Health department programs that ensure access to safe drinking water
- programs that ensure safe disposal of wastes
- Describe interdependence of wells and private sewage disposal systems on individual home sites
Ground water, Surface water, Community Water Systems, Community Waste Treatment systems, Septic Tanks, Wells, Federal Standards, EPA, Pollutants, Action levels, Primary treatment, secondary treatment, tertiary treatment, filtration, distribution systems, water reuse, potable water, SWDA, contaminants, water quality, purification.
Control of environmental hazards are basic tools to ensure health of the community. The focus here is on rural home sites.
Note: Public Water & Sewage systems will be covered in environmental health class.
PDF file on Sewage
Introduction to Public Health, : Schneider, 4th Edn. Chapter 22 and 23
Buttery Essay 8, section on environmental issues, page down to waste, water issues and septic system politics
Then view Dr. Price's slide show
Virginia Tech Sewage - Waste Disposal, look at Table 2 and note the 9 alternatives; to which you need to add constructed wetlands disposal. This 22 page essay is an excellent consolidated discussion of alternative methods of home sewage disposal,Well/Septic Tank Bookmarks (Be sure to look at the section on alternatives to septic tanks.)