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  1. Suitability of Ohio Soils for Treating Wastewater

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/97

    Soil has an ability to purify wastewater so that the treated water is suitable to be reintroduced into the environment. In order to remove pollutants, the soil must at least be unsaturated, deep, and permeable to air and water. The National Cooperative So ...

  2. Wastewater Treatment Principles and Regulations

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/95

    Sewage treatment begins with the separation of large solids and debris. Water is then left in tanks so that large particle will settle at the bottom and grease will rise to the top. Three methods are availiable to take the clarified wastewater and mix it ...

  3. Wastewater Management in Rural Communities

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/94

    Three options to treat the wastewater: 1) Gather all the wastewater in a community, treat, have the water flow into a stream. 2) Gather all the wastewater in a community, treat, use irrigation to discharge water. 3) Manage individual home treatment system ...

  4. Simple Gray Water Systems

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/93

    Wastewater from bathing or washing clothes is called gray water. Gray water can be recycled in Ohio, but should be dispersed within a few hours to prevent odors. Systems can take water from each fixture in the home and individually disperse to a subsurfac ...

  5. Gray Water Recycling in Ohio

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/92

    Gray water is wastewater from bathing and washing clothes. Since is has organic matter, it can start to smell after awhile. There are four ways to have a gray water system in Ohio.  To read the full text, click here. ...

  6. Septic Tank- Mound System

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/91

    For land with shallow soils and a limiting condition, a mound system may be the alternative. The sand is layered by gravel, which is layered by the distribution system. Above the system, topsoil can be home to non-woody plants. Property owners must mainta ...

  7. Using Soil to Remove Pollutants From Wastewater

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/90

    Soil that is being used as a wastewater treatment must be unsaturated, deep, and permeable to air and water in order to perform well. Only 16% of Ohio’s soil is ideal for traditional septic systems. Filtering, naturally occurring microbes, and adsorption ...

  8. Septic System Maintenance

    https://setll.osu.edu/node/12/wastewater-treatment/septic-system-maintenance

    Property owners with household sewage treatment set-ups need to conserve water, landscape carefully, and pump the septic tank regularly in order to maintain performance. The parts to a septic system are: a septic tank, a treatment system, and a dispersal ...

  9. Monthly newsletter (November 2015)

    https://grants.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/events/monthly-newsletter-november-2015

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  10. Conversations on the Future of Extension

    https://lucas.osu.edu/news/conversations-future-extension

    President's Summit, Extension Annual Conference – December 10, 2014 Steering Committee Members Graham Cochran, ...

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