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Capping of Water Wells for Future Use
Water wells that are not being used, but that might be needed in the future, can be sealed with a cap that covers the top of the well casing pipe to prevent unauthorized access and contamination of the well. This publication ...
Rainwater Harvesting: Landscape Methods
With the state's growing population and limited supply of groundwater and surface water, Texans must use water wisely. Rainwater harvesting is an approach that anyone can use to capture rainfall. This publication explains ...
Drinking Water Problems: Radionuclides (Spanish)
Radionuclides in drinking water can cause serious health problems for people. This publication explains what the sources of radionuclides in water are, where high levels have been found in Texas, how they affect health and ...
Drinking Water Problems: Arsenic (Spanish)
High levels of arsenic in drinking water can poison and even kill people. This publication explains the symptoms of arsenic poisoning and common treatment methods for removing arsenic from your water supply.
Drinking Water Problems: Nitrates (Spanish)
High levels of nitrates in drinking water can be harmful for very young infants and susceptible adults. This publication explains how people are exposed to nitrates, what are the health effects of nitrates in drinking water ...
On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Graywater
Reusing household water (graywater) to irrigate landscapes is becoming more popular. This publication explains how graywater collection and distribution systems work and what regulations pertain to their use. There are ...
On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Trickling Filter
A trickling filter is a bed of gravel or plastic media over which pretreated wastewater is sprayed. This publication explains how trickling filters treat wastewater and gives tips on how to maintain them.
On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Leaching Chambers
Leaching chambers distribute treated wastewater into the soil. This publication lists the advantages and disadvantages of leaching chamber systems, explains how to maintain them and gives estimates of costs.
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Operation and Maintenance
To prevent health hazards to people and pollution in the environment, septic tank systems must be operated and maintained properly. This publication explains how septic systems work and how to keep them running properly.
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Ultraviolet Light Disinfection
Some onsite wastewater treatment systems include a disinfection component. This publication explains how homeowners can disinfect wastewater with ultraviolet light, what the components of such a system are, what factors ...