Intermittent Sand Filtration of Household Wastewater

by David K. Sauer, Sanitary Engr.; Small Scale Waste Management Project, Dept. of Civ. and Environmental Engrg., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.,
Richard J. Otis, Sanitary Engr.; Small Scale Waste Management Project, Dept. of Civ. and Environmental Engrg., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.,
William C. Boyle, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. and Environmental Engrg.; Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 4, Pg. 789-803


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Intermittent sand filtration of septic tank and aerobic unit effluents are investigated as a feasible on-site wastewater treatment and disposal system. Sand filters receiving septic tank and aerobic unit effluents were constructed and monitored at two home sites in Wisconsin. The filters were constructed to allow access to the sand surface for periodic maintenance. High hydraulic loadings rates of 2 gpd/sq ft to 20 gpd/sq ft were used. data, date, including effluent qualities, methods of rejuvenation, and costs of the sand filters, are presented.

Subject Headings: Sand filters | Sandy soils | Municipal wastewater | Effluents | Septic tanks | Wastewater treatment | Hydraulic loads | Soil treatment | Wisconsin | North America | United States

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