CEE 484 Decentralized and Onsite Wastewater Management and Reuse
Technology, Ecology, Policy and Appropriate Solutions
Spring Quarter 2007
COURSE RESOURCESRequired text: Crites, R. and G. Tchobanoglous, (1998) Small and Decentralized Wastewater Management Systems, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-289087-8
Additional required readings: Any additional assigned readings will be made available through class handouts, course website downloads, or the University of Washington library.
Supplemental readings: Throughout the quarter if there is supplemental reading material it will be posted here. In addition, there is an onsite and decentralized library in Linda’s office. Materials can be reviewed in the office, or borrowed short-term for photocopying. USEPA Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manuals are available for students to check out.
- Linda's metabolism cheat sheet
- Septic tanks - EPA Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual, pages 4-37 to 4-47
- Rocky Mountain Institute, Valuing Decentralized Wastewater Technologies: A Catalog of Benefits, Costs, and Economic Analysis Techniques Reading recommended by guest presenter Dave Lenning, Washington State Department of Health. This will also be very helpful in considering design selection for your final projects.
- Site evaluations - EPA Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual, Sections 5-1 to 5-7.
- Design alternatives for gravity flow, gravel trench drainfields not covered in lecture can be read about in either page 55-65 of the Model Decentralized Wastewater Practitioner Curriculum - Technology Overview (free pdf download available here: The Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment) or the USEPA Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual
- Paper on drip irrigation: Overcoming Tough Site Conditions at Table Rock Lake Using Drip Dispersal in Imported Soil, David Casaletto, Tom Wallace and Randy Miles, NOWRA 16th Annual Technical Education Conference & Exposition (Baltimore, Maryland; March 2007). Paper
- Landscaping septic systems: University of Minnesota, Washington Sea Grant, Thurston County,Washington State University
- Supplemental wetlands reading:
Onsite and decentralized web resources: This is by no means meant to be an all inclusive list of web resources, it has been provided here as an additional resource to aid in pre-class preparation, homework assignments, group projects, or if you would like to learn more about onsite and decentralized resources available on the web. Throughout the quarter please contact Linda with any websites that you think are informative and helpful to add to the list.
National: return to top
Onsite Water Treatment Journal
American Geological Institute free PDF download of booklet, "Sustaining our Soils and Society"
Natural Resources Conservation Service web version of the "Soil Biology Primer", use navigation bar on left side, links to chapters are on left side under "Soil Biology" link
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Regional: return to top
Puget Sound Action Team Hood Canal Dissolved Oxygen Program
Links for onsite regulations by state or territory: return to top
Louisiana - see Linda for hard copy of part 13 of the Louisiana Sanitary Code
Michigan Michigan Michigan does not have a state wide Sanitary Code, there are 45 county agencies that have Individual Sanitary Regulations. Links take you to some aspects that are directly overseen at the state level.
Misc: return to top
Manufacturers: return to top
Composting Toilets: return to top