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Archive for December, 2013

In Part 1 of this series, I briefly discussed sampling at MASSTC.  In Part 3, I’ll be writing about when septic systems go bad, and in Part 4, I’ll be writing about why we know so little about them. Twenty two percent of US households, and most of the toilets installed in the developing world, […]

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Did you know that 22% of households in the USA use septic systems, also known as Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS), to handle their wastewater?  And did you know we know almost nothing about the microbial ecology of these critical systems? Shocking and shameful, really. Why is understanding OWTS microbial ecology so important?  First, OWTS […]

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