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Wastewater Treatment Myths & Toilet Paper (1.5 hr)

These sessions were presented at the 2020 NOWRA Mega-Conference.

1) Some of the mistakes that are made in designing treatment systems are based on a few common misconceptions or myths about wastewater treatment. This presentation will discuss these misconceptions or myths and how they can make the difference in a system's long term performance.

2) Septic users are encouraged to use 'septic-friendly' hygienic paper that is generally thinner than traditional paper and quickly dissolved in contact with water. Specialized companies performing septic system pump outs as well as septic system service providers have observed that some toilet papers can cause important accumulation resulting in premature pump-outs or major blockage, this even if they advertise to be 'septic-friendly'. Findings of this study may help in better guiding septic system owners in regards to wiser choices or at least inform them more accurately on potential risks and impacts on maintenance frequency and costs.

While taking the class, for Technical Support call (888) 705-6002 (8 am - 8 pm EST) or email