With so many options to choose from, the topic of on-site wastewater treatment can quickly become overwhelming to those who do not live in the treatment world.  Engineers will happily explain it to you, especially engineers like myself who are passionate about what we do; but, we engineers tend to get very technical, very fast (it’s an inherent flaw of the breed!).  It is my hope that this site will help bridge the gap between the technical facts and the planning level details that are needed to guide owners, planners, regulators, volunteers, developers, and engineers–anyone who needs to know what options are available when planning small scale projects in developing countries.

Charlene Harper, P.E.
Virginia Tech Executive Masters of Natural Resources
Capstone Project:  May 22, 2012