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Relation of Septic-System Construction and Site Characteristics toShallow Ground-Water Quality in Ohio

The goal of this study is to assess the performance of standard  leach-line septic systems in environments in which they are likely to  fail but show no evidence of surfacing effluent. This information will  help the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) develop technical state  minimum construction standards and rules for on-site sewage systems.  The specific objectives of this study are to:  1) examine relations between shallow ground-water quality and soil,  hydrogeologic, and septic-system characteristics at approximately 3   HSDS sites within Ohio, and  2) use source-tracking techniques to specifically define sources of  septic contaminants to ground water at approximately 5 of these sites.    (septic system); (septic systems); (E. coli); (groundwater); (MST);  (microbial source tracking); (BST); (bacterial source tracking)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Erie
Lake Huron
Lake Michigan
Lake Ontario
Lake Superior
Resource Being Monitored
Groundwater
Human Health
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Beach Closings
Restrictions on Dredging Activities
Annex Numbers
Pollution from Contaminated Groundwater
Research & Development
General
Monitoring
Annex

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