Publications to Download

View an annotated bibliography on septic system research This annotated bibliography presents some of the literature that has been produced in the last two decades on conventional and alternative on-site disposal systems.

Download Stormwater Practices for Cold Climates (.pdf) This publication examines some of the challenges of cold climates, such as freezing temperatures and high runoff during snowmelt events, that influence the effectiveness of traditional stormwater designs, andd escribes modifications to make them more effective in these environments.

Download Assessment of Proprietary and Nonproprietary Products for Pretreatment of Larger Discharges (.pdf) This report assesses the capability of several proprietary and non-proprietary stormwater treatment practices of removing trash and floatables and treating oil and grease. Practices were assessed for maximum hydraulic capacity, maintenance regime, removal capability, cost, propensity to clog, installation requirements and other feasibility. Includes contact information for each practice.

Download the STP Pollutant Removal Database Summary (.pdf) Summarizes the finsings contained of the 135 urban pollutant removal monitoring studies described below.

Download the full STP Pollutant Removal Database Document (.pdf)
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This comprehensive report contains summaries of more than 135 urban pollutant removal monitoring studies. Includes a statistical and graphical comparison of removal rates for six groups of stormwater management practices: ponds, wetlands, open channels, filters, infiltration and on-site devices.

Download A Survey of Resident Nutrient Behavior In the Chesapeake Bay (.pdf)
This July 1999 Center for Watershed Protection report examines the role of education efforts to reduce nutrient loads in the Chesapeake Bay and other parts of the country. Details the results of a survey of 733 Chesapeake Bay residents concerning their nutrient practices and attitudes as they pertain to lawn care, septic system maintenance, and pet waste disposal. This information is used to gauge outreach methods that work best to attract resident attention, and to provide recommendations for creating and enhancing watershed education programs and their ability to produce changes in the behaviors of watershed residents.

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