The Most-Read Articles of 2017

The Most-Read Articles of 2017

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As the year comes to a close, we take a look at some of the most popular stories on If you missed any of these, now is your chance to catch up. Enjoy this look back at 2017.

10. How Temperature Impacts Onsite Wastewater Treatment
Changes in temperature affect all the biological activities that drive sewage treatment.

9. Effluent Screen Design Tips
Effluent screens reduce TSS and BOD, so it’s important to make sure the design of the system will work as intended.

8. How to Analyze Treatment Sand
Sand effective size and uniformity coefficient have an impact on sand media performance and system longevity.

7. Septic Care: A New Wastewater Treatment Challenge
Microfibers released in washing machines can wreak havoc on soil treatment systems over time.

6. How to Pick a Soil Loading Rate
The goal is to design a soil treatment area that can provide the needed treatment and acceptance of the effluent from the septic tank or other advanced treatment system.

5. Troubleshooting Mound Systems
Site, design, construction and homeowner misuse can all be contributing factors to mound system malfunction.

4. What to Do if Your Septic Customer Is on Dialysis
The effluent from both types of dialysis has been shown to damage onsite systems and should not be discarded into septic systems.

3. Learn How to Install MBR Systems and Enjoy a More Profitable Future
Due to their small footprints, versatility, and friendliness to the environment, MBRs should be a growing part of your business.

2. What Should I Do if a Septic System Floods?
Follow these design, maintenance and recovery tips to avert disaster when a customer’s onsite system goes underwater.

1. Septic Care: Iron Filters and Septic Systems
Three potential problems can be caused by discharge of regeneration water to a septic system.


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