Wastewater and Drinking Water Management
A list of useful websites that provide information about wastewater and drinking water management.
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- How Does Sewage Treatment Work? - an article from Scientific American.
- The Non-operator's Guide to Wastewater Systems - a guide intended for community leaders that describes operation of wastewater systems for the non-technical audience.
- Pipeline - the Fall 2000 issue of Pipeline, published by the National Small Flows Clearinghouse, focuses on decentralized wastewater treatment systems. It discusses benefits, options, and costs.
- NOWRA - National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association is a national professional organization created to advance and promote the onsite wastewater industry.
- CIDWT - Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment is a group of Educational Institutions cooperating on decentralized wastewater training and research efforts.
- Handbook (EPA) - Handbook for Managing Onsite and Clustered (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems is a "how to" guid for implementing EPA's Voluntary National Guidelines for Management of Onsite and Clustered Wastewater Treatment Systems.
- Wastewater Management Fact Sheet: Membrane Bioreactors (EPA) - fact sheet describing the technology, applicability, advantages and disadvantages, design considerations, system performance, and costs.
- Water Reuse Association - nonprofit organization that advances the beneficial and efficient use of high-quality, locally produced, sustainable water sources.
- US EPA Region 9 - the Water Recycling and Reuse site of the US EPA Pacific Southwest, Region 9.
- Water Environment Federation - information about plant design and operations.
- National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC)- offers technical assistance and free and low-cost information and materials about wastewater technologies for small communities.
- Sacramento State Water Programs - a list of educational materials dealing with wastewater management. The list is provided by Sacramento State University.
- World Health Organization (WHO) - information about the safe use of graywater and wastewater.
- Water and Wastewater Leadership Center - a collaborative effort hosted by American Water Works Association and other water associations.
- Overflow Control - information about sanitary sewer overflows provided by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.
- US Army Public Health Command - provides consultative support to deployed forces and installations to provide high-quality drinking water and safe recreational waters.
- Online Wastewater Management Training (UNESCO) - provided by UNESCO and other international organizations.
A list of organizations with an interest in issues related to drinking water.
- Drinking Water (EPA) - this website contains everything from drinking water standards and emergency preparedness to local drinking water information and a consumer's guide.
- Drinking Water Treatment (EPA) - a 3-page description of requirements for public water, treatment options, monitoring, and distribution.
- Drinking Water Treatment (FedCenter) - this website describes federal facilities for drinking water treatment. It contains links to pollution prevention, green products, and best practices.
- Water Treatment (CDC) - the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website describes community water treatment systems.
- Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) - this is the professional association that addresses the need for state drinking water programs to have national representation. Information on the website includes data management, security, regulatory, small systems, source water, and conferences.
- NESC's Archive of Tech Briefs - the National Environmental Service Center's Tech Brief Fact Sheets cover a number of drinking water issues and are available online.