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This publication helps those who live in homes or operate businesses that have onsite sewage systems. The goal is to help lengthen the effective lifespan of onsite sewage systems and avoid the unpleasant experience of  More...

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This publication should help you make better decisions about what should and should not be disposed of in an onsite sewage system. We'll look at a dozen items you should always keep o  More...

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Whether you are new to owning an onsite sewage system or have lived with one your whole life, there are some basics you should know about your system.

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Central to septic system performance is soil hydraulic conductivity, or the rate water flows through the soil. This publication focuses on hydraulic conductivity in septic system absorption fields, and its importance in  More...
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Shrinking and swelling soils can damage homes, roads, utilities, and septic systems, so it's important to investigate and consider soil characteristics for land use planning. This publication describes the causes of shri  More...
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Perimeter drains around septic systems are becoming more common in new housing developments as Indiana's urban fringe expands into more rural agricultural areas. Little information is available about how well these drain  More...
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Describes and illustrates step-by-step guidelines to selecting a site, installing a septic tank and distribution box, distribution network installation, and backfilling the trenches.  More...
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This publication focuses on alternative methods of handling wastewater for small communities and small groups of homes. It examines pretreatment and soil absorption rather that conventional large-diameter gravity sewers  More...
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