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5 good reasons to do onsite wastewater treatment and reuse.

Remote sites and new developments —A remote site will have to be hooked into a municipal system, often at great expense. Many such sites simply opt for a septic field, but conventional septic systems are not always well managed, they don’t treat water for reuse, and they don’t do a good job of removing nutrients (typically overloading the groundwater with nitrogen and phosphorous instead). Increasingly, new suburban developments with low-flow fixtures also bump up the concentration of solids in the wastewater, creating conditions that centralized plants are not designed to handle. Decentralized treatment and reuse systems serving these new developments make a lot more sense. Overtaxed municipal system —Although centralized systems can boast economies of scale, many are aging, leaky, and overtaxed, and older ones combine stormwater and wastewater, which can lead to “combine...

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