Standard “Title 5” System
Description of Technology
Descriptions for proprietary technologies are from the Massachusetts DEP Approval Letters for the technology.
A conventional septic system has a tank where solids can settle and begin to degrade, a distribution box, and a soil absorption system (SAS) that further treats the effluent by removing some of the bacteria, viruses, phosphorus, and nitrogen.
- The Effect of Selected Treatment Technologies on the Hydraulic Function of Stressed Onsite Septic Soil Absorption Systems – The Results of a Pilot Test Protocol
- Investigation Regarding Fines in Aggregate Used for Soil Absorption Systems
- Effectiveness of Selected Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems in Removing Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products