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Lenntech: Overview Of Waste Water Treatment
Lenntech describes waste water treatment methods including physical-chemical systems, sludge , anaerobic/aerobic, drum and disc filtration, membrane filtration, advanced oxidation systems, and biological excess sludge reduction.

WEF: Wastewater Treatment
Water Environment Federation describes wqastewater treatment as the physical, chemical, and biological processes used to remove pollutants from wastewater before discharging it into a water body.
Industry Sectors

BCOSSA: British Columbia Onsite Sewage Association
British Columbia Onsite Sewage Association is the trade association representing wastewater practitioners and companies that comprise the western Canadian onsite sewage treatment community.

BCWWA: BC Water & Wastewater Association
BCWWA is the trade association representing water and wastewater industry professionals in BC and Yukon.

CWWA: Canadian Water & Wastewater Association
Canadian Water & Wastewater Association is a non-profit national body representing the common interests of Canada’s public sector municipal water and wastewater services and their private sector suppliers and partners.
Information Sources

OWRP: BC Onsite Wastewater Consumer Information Centre
BC Onsite Wastewater Consumer Information Centre provides consumers and property owners with information they need to understand their role and responsibilities in regards to their onsite sewage treatment system.

US EPA: Resource Site On Water Treatment & Waste Management
US Environmental Protection Agency offers information and resources on water treatment and waste management.
Issues & Performance

Environment Canada: Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations
Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations (the Regulations), are established under the Fisheries Act and include mandatory minimum effluent quality standards that can be achieved through secondary wastewater treatment. Requirements for monitoring, record-keeping, reporting and toxicity testing are specified in the Regulations. (PDF)

CRGBC: Best Practices For Decentralized Sourcing & Treatment Of Water
Cascadia Region Green Building Council report Toward Net Zero Water: Best Management Practices for Decentralized Sourcing and Treatment, offers best management practices for designing safe, efficient and effective net zero water systems at the single family, multi-family/commercial and neighborhood scales. It contains an overview of best practices and technologies for decentralized and distributed water systems, with special focus on rainwater harvesting for potable and non-potable uses, greywater reclamation, and onsite wastewater treatment including composting toilets. Case studies illustrate best-in-class examples of innovative water systems used by actual projects from around the globe. (PDF)
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