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Septic Systems

Advanced Technology for Onsite Treatment of Wastewater, Products Approved by State

Various treatment and collection options are available when implementing decentralized wastewater systems. They typically include a septic tank, although many configurations include additional treatment components following or in place of the septic tank, which provide advanced treatment solutions. Most disperse treated effluent to the soil where further treatment occurs, using either conventional soil absorption fields or alternative soil dispersal methods which provide advanced treatment. Some systems promote water reuse/recycling, evaporation or wastewater uptake by plants.

Various states have approved advanced treatment methods for their decentralized wastewater systems. The following links to state web pages contain information about the advanced technology products approved for use in that state and the product approval process. For states that do not have a product approval process, the link goes to the state agency with authority over decentralized wastewater management.

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Alabama Department of Public Health (PDF)(135 pp, 1.6 MB, About PDF)

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation 

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Arkansas Department of Health

California Environmental Protection Agency 

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Delaware Division of Water

District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

Florida Department of Health

Georgia Department of Public Health

Guam Environmental Protection Agency

Hawaii Department of Health

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

Illinois Department of Public Health, Environmental Health

Indiana State Department of Health

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Kansas Department of Health and Environment 

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Louisiana Department of Health

Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Maryland Department of the Environment

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Mississippi State Department of Health

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (PDF)(3 pp, 65 K, About PDF)

Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

New Jersey Division of Water Quality

New Mexico Environment Department 

New York Department of Health 

North Carolina Division of Public Health

North Dakota Department of Health

Ohio Department of Health

Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Rhode Island Bureau of Environmental Protection

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation 

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources

Utah Department of Environmental Quality

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Virginia Department of Health

Washington State Office of Environmental Health

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality