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

Citation:  Pp. 80-86 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:10.13031/2013.6074)
Authors:   E.J. Tyler
Keywords:   Septic systems, Wastewater infiltration, Wastewater loading, Soil water flow, Linear loading rate

Onsite wastewater infiltration rate into soil depends on the nature of soil clogging and soil characteristics. The rate of transmission of the infiltrated water through the soil away from the infiltration surface when a vertical flow restriction is present depends on the characteristics of the soil, the depth of the permeable soil horizons and the slope. A single table is presented to estimate design infiltration loading and hydraulic linear loading rates for onsite wastewater treatment systems using soil.

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