Developing Treatment Standards
Performing a Needs Assessment
Use readily available data such as RIGIS
land use data and RI
HEALTH public well data.
pollution risks to groundwater from onsite systems and other sources.
Indicators could include:
Estimated Nitrogen inputs to groundwater recharge
Septic systems per acre
Developed riparian buffers
to water bodies or wells
Determine suitability for onsite wastewater treatment.
Identify community wastewater management options.
Chepachet Village Decentralized Wastewater Demonstration Project
Report provides detailed information about the
use of a Needs Assessment in a wastewater project for the Rhode
town of Chepachet.
More info coming soon!