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Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Understanding and Maintaining your Septic System
It is important that homeowners maintain their septic systems properly. Otherwise, problems that develop could threaten human health and the environment. In this publication you will learn how to maintain all the components ...
Land Application of Organic Fertilizers or Amendments
Applying organic materials to your land can add beneficial nutrients to the soil. But when too much is applied, or when it is applied incorrectly, organic material can cause environmental problems. This publication will ...
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Graywater Use and Water Quality
Like paper and plastic, some water can be recycled. This "graywater," which can be water from bathtubs and showers, clothes washing machines and some sinks, can then be used in landscapes. 1 graphic, 2 page
Pet Waste Management
About 1 million pounds of dog waste is deposited daily in North Texas alone. That's why proper disposal of pet waste can make a big difference in the environment. 5 photos, 2 pages
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Responding to Power Outages and Floods
People and the environment can be harmed if a home's onsite wastewater treatment system does not work properly after a flood or power outage. This publication explains the steps to take after such an event to get the system ...
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: Soil Storage and Infiltration System
A soil storage and infiltration system collects rainfall runoff from the roofs of buildings and directs it underground where it infiltrates the soil. Such a system conserves water and protects it from surface pollution. ...
Rainwater Harvesting: Raingardens
A raingarden is in artifical depression in the landscape that collects and stores rainfall runoff until it can infiltrate the soil. Raingardens help conserve water and protect it from surface pollution. In 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 ...