Rules Establishing Minimum Standards Relating to Location, Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Rhode Island)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Name||Rules Establishing Minimum Standards Relating to Location, Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (Rhode Island)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Program Administrator||Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management|
The purpose of these rules is to protect public health and the environment by establishing minimum standards for the proper location, design, construction and maintenance of onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTSs) used for the treatment and dispersal of wastewater. The rules also provide for the approval of alternative or experimental technologies that may be used in conjunction with, or as an alternative to, the OWTSs and components specified herein. The rules define several critical resource areas which are deemed to be particularly sensitive to the detrimental effects of nutrients, pathogenic organisms, organic chemicals and other substances that may be present in wastewater effluent. The areas, which fall under the categories of salt ponds, areas in the Narrow River watershed, and drinking water supply watersheds, are listed in section 38.3 of this document.
|Contact Name||Angelo Liberti|
|Department||Department of Environmental Management|
|Division||Office of Water Resources|
|Address||235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI, 02908|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1||R.I. Gen. Laws of 1956|
|Authority 2||ch. 42-17.1|