Article | August 14, 2014

Do You Know The Value Of Decentralized Infrastructure?

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According to the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (, onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment systems are an important part of a country’s permanent wastewater infrastructure.  Representing about 30% of new construction in the USA market alone, they serve more than 60 million Americans, roughly one-quarter of the country.  Although onsite and decentralized systems have been in-use for nearly a century, they are not well understood; particularly, when compared to centralized sewage treatment. As a result, as NOWRA explains, it has not received the financial, technical, managerial or policy support enjoyed by other sectors in the wastewater treatment industry.