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

Citation:  Pp. 349-357 in On-Site Wastewater Treatment, Proc. Ninth Natl. Symp. on Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems (11-14 March 2001, Fort Worth, Texas, USA), ed. K. Mancl., St. Joseph, Mich. ASAE  701P0009.(doi:10.13031/2013.6044)
Authors:   J. Walsh, R. J. Otis, T. L. Loudon
Keywords:   Onsite, Wastewater, Infrastructure, Frameworks, Regulation

The National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) has developed a model framework for the management of unsewered infrastructure to ensure the protection of public health and to sustain environmental quality. The framework is intended to guide national policy decisions and NOWRAs programs and activities. NOWRA has long encouraged that onsite wastewater systems be recognized as treatment systems that recycle treated water back into the environment rather than simply disposal systems. Effective treatment systems must to be designed and managed from a performance perspective rather than a prescriptive approach in order to facilitate innovation. This paper describes the intent of the model framework and the way it is being used to guide NOWRA activities.

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