If you are using an on-site sewage system, it is wise to learn some do's and dont's. This two-page publication by Purdue University and Indiana Department of Health experts briefly summarizes how such systems work, expla More... Free Download
Nearly 20 percent of the 1 million septic systems in Indiana are inadequate, have failed or are in the process of failing. This updated publication helps homeowners understand the types of failures and offers advice f More...
This publication helps those who live in homes or operate businesses that have onsite sewage systems. The goal is to help lengthen the effective lifespan of onsite sewage systems and avoid the unpleasant experience of More...
Central to septic system performance is soil hydraulic conductivity, or the rate water flows through the soil. This publication focuses on hydraulic conductivity in septic system absorption fields, and its importance in More... Free Download
Shrinking and swelling soils can damage homes, roads, utilities, and septic systems, so it's important to investigate and consider soil characteristics for land use planning. This publication describes the causes of shri More... Free Download
Perimeter drains around septic systems are becoming more common in new housing developments as Indiana's urban fringe expands into more rural agricultural areas. Little information is available about how well these drain More... Free Download
This publication focuses on alternative methods of handling wastewater for small communities and small groups of homes. It examines pretreatment and soil absorption rather that conventional large-diameter gravity sewers More... Free Download