Everything You Didn't Want to Know About Cesspools

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by Mr. Hudson Slay
Environmental Planner, EPA
at the Hawaii Water Quality Conference 2008

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Everything You Didn't Want to Know About Cesspools

  1. 1. Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Cesspools and Onsite Wastewater Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts 2008 Water Quality Conference March 24-25, 2008 Hudson Slay Hawaii Department of Health Polluted Runoff Control Program
  2. 2. Overview • Cesspools and other types of onsite wastewater disposal systems • Water quality impacts of these systems • Existing mechanisms to address cesspools and onsite wastewater issues • Elements of DOH Strategy • Next Steps
  3. 3. Terms/Acronymns • Large Capacity Cesspool (LCC) • Individual sewage disposal system (ISDS) • Individual wastewater system (IWS) • Onsite sewage disposal system (OSDS) • Onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS) • Conventional system • Alternative system • Alternative/Innovative system (AI)

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