This series of fact sheets can help small community leaders and planners evaluate the performance, cost, and other factors of technologies and decide which are most appropriate for their needs. Information includes current collection, treatment, and dispersal technologies for wastewater management and how they may be used individually or in combination. A spreadsheet tool provides planning level cost estimations of different decentralized wastewater management scenarios commonly used in small communities. The information is not intended to serve as a design manual, but rather to provide small community decision makers the information needed to work with engineers, soils professionals, construction managers, and financial personnel to achieve the best solution for their community. Published by WERF. 222 pages. Visit www.werf.org/decentralizedcost, a web page developed specifically for this project. Online PDF. (2010)
Originally funded as WERF project DEC2R08.