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Conventional Septic Systems in Arizona

Published on January 25, 2012 By Kathy Mills

Arizona Conventional Septic Systems In conventional septic systems the water flows by gravity from the house to the septic tank then to the disposal system.  The disposal system is installed in soil where the water is treated by bacteria and other microbes along with physical filtering by the soil. A conventional septic system is installed […]

Seven Site Limitations for Septic System Design

Published on October 15, 2010 By Kathy Mills

Before designing a septic system, the site must be evaluated.  The Arizona state rules call the site review process “Surface Characterization.”  The purpose is to identify site limitations like steep slopes and rock outcrops that will affect the location and design of the septic system. The reviewer will look for seven limiting factors: 1) Surface […]

AzOWRA: Arizona Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association

Published on July 28, 2010 By Kathy Mills

AzOWRAis a non-profit association that promotes the recycle of on-site wastewater from septic systems.   AzOWRA is the state of Arizona affiliate of the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Associaton (NOWRA). AzOWRA was started in 2006.  The organization’s mission is to “Provide value to our members and property owners through communication, education, training, quality services and advocacy […]