WasteWater Education (Onsite Wastewater of Northwest Michigan) 2006: "Water To Waste." education publication.
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NWMWOTF has funding in 2006 to provide community education workshops on septic system care, community planning and management. Call us to schedule one in your community.
As part of a community outreach project funded by Manistee County Community Foundation, each unit of government and each public library in Manistee County received an education resource kit. The goal of the kit was to provide access to no/low cost community planning tools to enable small rural communities to do self assessment and plan proactively to meet their wastewater and water quality needs.
National Environmental Services Center 2006 Environmental Training Institute for Small Communities©
Putting Knowledge Into Action July 25-28, 2006.
National Onsite Demonstration Project "Tools For Communities".
- University of MN Extension: Small Community Wastewater Solutions. A Guide to making Teatment, Management and Financing Decisions by Ken Olson, Bridget Chard, Doug Malchow, Don Hickman
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Strategic Water Quality Initiative Fund which is a low interest loan program to assist communities replace failing septic systems and mitigate clearwater inflows to sewer leads. As part of the SWQIF program a new S2 grant will be available on a first come, first served basis.
- SEE BENZONIA_LAKE PROJECT PAGES
The S2 Grant will fund 90% of a community's cost for planning & designing a State Revolving Loan or Strategic Water Quality Initiatives wastewater construction loan project. The S2 Grant Application is now available for download at
- Michigan State University: Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Onsite Training
- University of MN Extension: Where to locate a new system - site evaluation
Children's Water Education program
- Water To Waste Page One: EPA system management and 'decentralized' information
- Water To Waste Page Two: Watershed based management and 'decentralized' infrastructure. Dr. Richard Otis Ph.D., P.E., DEE
- Water To Waste Page Three: Environmentally Sensitive Sites and engineered wetland systems.
- Water To Waste Page Four: National Onsite Demonstration Projects and Benzie-Leelanau Health District.
- Water To Waste Page Five: Installation, siting and professional associations
- Water To Waste Page Six: Community management options and Responsible Entity Models
- Water To Waste Page Seven: Tanks, Professional Waste Haulers, certification and training
- Water To Waste Page Eight: The Case For and Against a Statewide Sanitary Code for Michigan
- Water To Waste Page Nine: Advanced technology and research resources
- Water To Waste Page Ten: A word about our partners
- Water To Waste Page Eleven: Information and advice for the homeowner [errata: On page 12 the web address for Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program is listed incorrectly. This is the correct link. MGSP offers Home*A*Syst - an individual property owner water and wastewater evaluation consultation. Contact your local MSU Extension Office or Conservation District to ask to speak with a Groundwater Stewardship educator.]
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