New Alternate Onlot Sewage Treatment Systems Gain Approval

January 2010Newsletters In The Zone

In January 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection approved the use of drip distribution technologies for use as alternate on-lot sewage treatment systems.

In accordance with Title 25, Chapter 73, Section 73.72, DEP has classified the American PERC-RITE primary effluent drip irrigation system for use as an alternate onlot sewage treatment system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This classification permits the use of the American PERC-RITE primary effluent drip irrigation as components used for the specific purposes of distributing primary effluent septic wastewater for discharge to an absorption area. Additionally, DEP has classified the American PERC-RITE micromound drip irrigation system for use as an alternate onlot sewage treatment system for the specific purposes of distributing sewage for discharge to a micromound absorption area.

These newly approved systems join the recently approved Orenco AdvanTex treatment system , which is approved for the specific purposes of reducing BOD5, TSS, and total nitrogen in the sewage effluent prior to discharge to an absorption area.