Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems: Nitrogen
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Toor, Gurpal S., Mary Lusk, and Tom Obreza. 2011. “Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems: Nitrogen: SL348/SS550, 6/2011”. EDIS 2011 (5/6). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-ss550-2011.


In the United States, about 4,800 water bodies are impaired due to excess nitrogen (N), and septic systems are recognized as one source of N pollution. This 6-page fact sheet describes the behavior and transport of N from a conventional septic system and the summarizes the sources of N in sewage, the forms and behavior of N in septic tanks and drain fields, and the fate and transport of N in groundwater. Written by Gurpal Toor, Mary Lusk, and Tom Obreza, and published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, June 2011.

SL348/SS550: Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems: Nitrogen (ufl.edu)

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