Nearly 50 million people in the United States use a septic tank as the primary treatment system for household waste. A properly functioning septic system (conventionally a septic tank and subsurface trench) is one of the most efficient treatment methods available. However, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) identified onsite/septic wastewater treatment facilities as the overwhelming activity/facility contributing to water quality impairment in Arizona — over 90% of the identified activities.
Contact: Kitt Farrell-Poe - Extension Water Quality Specialist
UA Onsite Wastewater Educational Courses
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-UA Soil & Site Evaluation for Onsite Wastewater Systems, March 30 - April 1, 2020 (3 days) - Postponed due to COVID-19, more info coming soon
-UA Intro to Design of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, April 8-9, 2020 - Postponed due to COVID-19, more info coming soon
-UA Advanced Design of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, April 10, 2020 - Postponed due to COVID-19, more info coming soon