EPA Decentralized MOU Partnership Releases Papers Highlighting the Benefits of Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems

EPA’s Decentralized Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Partnership has developed a series of four papers that highlight how decentralized wastewater treatment systems can be sustainable and appropriate options for communities and homeowners. The MOU Partnership is an agreement between EPA and 16 partner organizations (including ASDWA and GWPC) that work collaboratively at the national level to improve decentralized performance and our nation’s public health and water resources.

These new papers are intended to provide information to the public and to state, local, and industry officials on the benefits and types of decentralized wastewater treatment systems.

Each paper focuses on one of four topic areas of decentralized wastewater treatment, demonstrating how decentralized wastewater treatment can be: (1) a sensible solution; (2) cost‐effective and economical; (3) green and sustainable; and (4) protective of the environment, public health, and water quality.

For additional information on the EPA Decentralized MOU Partnership and to view and download copies of the papers for distribution in your state, please visit: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/septic/Decentralized-MOU-Partnership-Products.cfm.