Article | August 14, 2014

Do You Know The Value Of Decentralized Infrastructure?


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.