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Innovative Stormwater Retrofits For Barrier Island Applications: Septic Tank Conversion In Holden Beach, NC

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  077082.(doi:10.13031/2013.23468)
Authors:   Jason D Wright, William F Hunt, Jonathan T Smith
Keywords:   Stormwater, septic tank conversion, barrier islands

Like most of the Atlantic Seaboard, the Town of Holden Beach, North Carolina has experienced tremendous growth in the past decade. The growth in this beach community, particularly the result of a sanitary sewer line being brought to the island, has resulted in (1) increased acreage of impermeable surfaces and (2) the abandonment of thousands of septic tanks.

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