Innovative/Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Task Force Resources

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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Resource Links

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

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

SNEP 5 Year Plan Input 1-18-21 – http://www.newea.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Input-to-SNEP-5-Year-Plan-1-18-21.pdf

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 Nitrogen Sensor Challenge:

Overview – https://www.epa.gov/innovation/advanced-septic-system-nitrogen-sensor-challenge-0

Test Completion Press release  https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/septic-nitrogen-sensor-successfully-completes-environmental-performance-testing

Verification Statement  https://www.verifiglobal.com/media/ximlsxwg/verifiglobal-verification-statement-for-stony-brook-nitrogen-sensor-2021-09-24-signed.pdf

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