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Title Author Date Link
Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the United States NRCS 2016 Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the United States, Version 8.0
Measuring Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity in Soil Thomas, SK et. al. 2016 Measuring Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity in Soil
Virginia Site and Soil Evaluation Manual Conta et. al. 2014 Virginia Site and Soil Evaluation Curriculum_2014
NRCS Field Book for Describing Soil NRCS 2012 NRCS Field Book
EPA Design Manual EPA 2012  https://www.epa.gov/septic/onsite-wastewater-treatment-and-disposal-systems
Bacterial and Nutrient Removal in Wisconsin At-Grade On-Site Systems Converse, Kean, Tyler, Peterson 1991 http://www.soils.wisc.edu/sswmp/pubs/6.17.pdf
Comparison of Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity and Percolation Rate: Implications for Designing Septic Systems Amoozegar 1997 Site Characterization
and Design of On-Site Septic Systems, ASTM STP 1324, M. S. Bedinger, J. S.Fleming, and A. I. Johnson, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, 1997 .
Available at Google Books
Hydraulic Wastewater Loading Rates to Soils Tyler 2001 http://www.soils.wisc.edu/sswmp/SSWMP_4.43.pdf
Impact of Effluent Quality and Soil Depth on Renovation of Domestic Wastewater Duncan, Reneau, Hagedorn 1994 Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems
Modeling Water Flow Behavior where Highly Treated Effluent is Applied to Soil at Varying Rates and Dosing Frequencies Hassan, Reneau, Hagedorn, Saluta 2005 Soil Science, Vol.170, No. 9, pp. 692-706
Available from:
Modeling_Water_Flow_Behavior_Where_Highly_Treated
Nutrient and Pathogen Contributions to Surface and Subsurface Waters from Onsite Wastewater systems-A Review Cardona Nutrient and Pathogen Transport
Predicting Groundwater Nitrate-Nitrogen Impacts Hantzsche, Finnemore 1992 Ground Water, July-August 1992, Vol 30, No. 4, pp 490-499
Available from:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-6584.1992.tb01524.x/abstract
Puraflo Peat Biofilter Virginia Demo Project Bord na Mona 1999 Puraflo Peat Biofilter_Virginia Demo Project_1999
Wastewater Renovation as a Function of Soil Depth and Effluent Quality Reneau Wastewater Renovation as a Function of Soil Depth and Effluent Quality
Potential for Contamination of Ground and Surface Waters from On-Site Wastewater Disposal Systems Reneau 1991 Potential for Contamination of Ground and Surface Waters from On-site Wastewater Disposal Systems
 1980 EPA Design Manual EPA 1980  Design Manual, On-Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems (EPA/625/1-80/012) October 1980
 1990 Wisconsin Mound Design Manual Converse et. al. 1990  1990 Wisconsin Mound Manual
 Soil Survey Manual Edmunds 1992  Edmunds Soil Manual