Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Free Newsletter-Topics Include Mound Systems, Evapotranspiration, and Funding Sources

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Free Newsletter-Topics Include Mound Systems, Evapotranspiration, and Funding Sources

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Pipeline, a free newsletter published by the National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC), explains small community wastewater treatment issues and technologies to the general public. Each issue features several articles on a single wastewater theme or topic. The articles are presented in an easy-to-read nontechnical style, and readers are encouraged to reprint them in local newspapers or include them in newsletters, brochures, and handouts. A list of contacts and resources for local officials and community residents also is included in each issue.

Volume 10, Number 3, of Pipeline addresses mound septic systems, which were developed to overcome natural conditions that prohibit the use of traditional subsurface absorption systems. The newsletter describes how a mound system works, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of these systems, examines how to properly maintain the mound, and provides contacts for additional information. There also is a discussion of how homeowners can landscape mound systems.

Volume 10, Number 4, is dedicated to helping small communities locate funding for their important wastewater treatment projects. This issue outlines the most commonly used sources of funding from the U. …

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