Innovative/Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Task Force

The I/A OWTS Task Force works to accelerate new parcel and cluster level OWTS technologies into the market, targeting Nitrogen effluent levels of <10-11 mg/L. We are collaborating with US EPA Southeast New England Program (SNEP) which includes Rhode Island, the Massachusetts South Coast, and the islands of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island.  Ultimately, these systems will have applicability to all New England and beyond.

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Events

  • Update on a New Generation of Enhanced I/A Septic Systems Webinar, September 15, 2021 – Watch Video or View Presentations
  • Distributed Nitrogen Removing Innovation/Alternative (I/A) Septic Systems Webinar, November 17, 2020 – Watch Video

Resource Links

SNEP Workshop Website – https://www.epa.gov/snep/developing-evaluating-promising-technologies-pushing-ball-forward-ia-septic-systems

SNEP Workshop Article – https://www.epa.gov/snep/not-so-distant-future-pushing-ball-forward-ia-septic-systems-southeast-new-england

Consumer Primer Article – https://www.newea.org/2020/10/09/distributed-nitrogen-removing-i-a-septic-systems-a-2020-primer-for-cape-cod/

Falmouth Report – http://www.falmouthmass.us/DocumentCenter/View/6948/NPC-Update-2019-Appendix-34-Innovative-and-Alternative-Septic-Systems

Barnstable County Septic Management Program (BCSMP) https://septic.barnstablecountyhealth.org/

MASSTC – https://www.masstc.org/

MassDEP – https://www.mass.gov/guides/approved-title-5-innovativealternative-technologies

EPA RME Guidelines – https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi/20009NAM.PDF?Dockey=20009NAM.PDF

EPA Results & Press Release for Nitrogen Sensor Challenge – https://www.epa.gov/innovation/advanced-septic-system-nitrogen-sensor-challenge-0

RIDEM – http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/water/owts/ or http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/benviron/water/permits/isds/pdfs/ialist.pdf

Suffolk County, Long Island, NY – https://reclaimourwater.info/SepticImprovementProgram.aspx  or https://reclaimourwater.info/technical.aspx