I/A Compendium

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Section 1 – Introduction

Until relatively recently, technology for the onsite treatment of household sanitary waste in Massachusetts was relatively “standard” , involving in…

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Section 2 – Basics of Wastewater Treatment

Before you go on to read about the individual technologies discussed later in this document, it is helpful to understand some of the basics of wastewater treatment.

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Section 3 – Recirculating Sand Filters

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