WEAT Domestic Septage Position Paper

WEAT’s position is that the public should be able to exercise due process over the land application of domestic septage. Domestic septage should be required to meet the minimum standards of biosolids for land application, and should be regulated and permitted similarly if not more rigorously, given the lack of treatment afforded to that type of waste.

Regulatory Processes and Current Issues

Rule changes can come from new laws passed by the Texas Legislature or Congress, as well as policy changes from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the TCEQ. WEAT maintains strong relationships with Water Quality Division staff at TCEQ and also works with EPA Region 6, the region that includes Texas.

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