Chlorine to Dry Creek OK?
Subject: Problems with chlorine treated effluent from sand filtration system
discharged to surface dry creek?
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001
From: Art Ludwig <Oasis Design>
To: hugh giblin <vontuch©mindspring.com>
Hugh Giblin from Hillsborough, North Carolina, writes regarding treated
chlorinated effluent for a rural residence. The rainfall here is 44 inches per
year. The perk rate is low in the clay soil. Hugh is looking for an environmental
and aesthetically sound system. The present system is a $17,000 sand
filtration system discharging to a dry creek where the water collects and
slowly goes subsurface:
> What immediate and long term problems will I be dealing with and are
> there any solutions?
This is pretty speculative on my part, but just guessing based on the above I'd
say potential mosquito breeding is about the only problem which is likely. You
could grade the discharge area so it all runs off and soaks in to alleviate
this. If something else comes up, please let me know.
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