Purdue Residential Onsite Wastewater Disposal:  Septic system information to protect your family and the environment


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General Information


Alternative Technologies

General Information

Constructed Wetlands / Lagoons

Sand Filters

Land Application / Sludge

Low Pressure Systems

Aerobic Units

Wells / Residential Water

Groundwater / Water Quality

Community Information