OWTS: Septic Tank/Soil Absorption Field For septic tank and soil absorption systems to work properly, homeowners must choose the right kind of system for their household size and soil type, and they must maintain them regularly. This publication explains the treatment, design, operation and maintenance of septic tank and soil absorption systems. (4 pp., 2 figures, 2 tables) By: Juan Enciso, Bruce J. Lesikar (Spanish)
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This 12-page publication explains why artificial drainage is needed on some soils, the types of drainage systems, drainage design considerations, and the steps and economics in installing a relief drainage system.
This 2-page publication explains the steps that people living near streams or lakes should take to minimize their environmental impact and improve water quality.