NEHA Participates in U.S. EPA Environmental Technology Verification Project.
The purpose of the Source Water Protection/Decentralized Wastewater Pilot is to develop verification and testing protocols for on-site/decentralized wastewater technologies. At the Stakeholder Advisory Group, which has been meeting since February 1997, NEHA is represented by On-Site Technical Section Chair Anthony Smithson, R.S. To date, the group has prioritized technologies and is developing protocols for high-strength wastewater (wastewater from food service, medical operations, receiving stations, and agriculture); nutrient reduction; disinfection; and package plants with flows greater than 1,500 gallons per day. Technology panels will oversee protocol development and reporting, although all stakeholders are encouraged to provide input to the panels.
U.S. EPA has emphasized to vendors that the project is not "research" or experimentation. Verification statements will be issued for tested technologies, regardless of performance. The goal is to verify 15 market-ready technologies by October 2000.
Eventually the data from all the ETV pilots will be made available through verification statements. These data will allow decisions to be made without independent testing.
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|Publication:||Journal of Environmental Health|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 1, 1999|
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