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Chair: Peter Harckham

Committee Members:
Catherine Borgia, Mike Kaplowitz, Michael Smith

Sub-Committee of:
Environment and Energy

Wendy Wild

The mission of the Sub-Committee on Septic is to provide a forum to study and to discuss septic issues on a regular basis, as well as to formulate policy recommendations. The committee will represent members of the policy making spectrum (Administration, Legislature, Planning Department, Health Department; local government, environmental community and the engineering community) with the goal of forging broad consensus during the policy formulation process. The Sub-Committee will make periodic reports to the E&E Committee and to other interested parties, as well as submit specific policy recommendations.

Also included on the Sub-Committee are non-legislator members who are stakeholders in the field of septic management: Gina D’Agrosa, Westchester County Water Master; Paul Kutzy, Westchester County Department of Health; Hon. Richard Lyman, Board member, Town of Pound Ridge; Hon. Mary Beth Murphy, Supervisor, Town of Somers, Chair NWWC; Hon. Dan Welsh, Board member, Town of Lewisboro; Jeffrey Osterman, Town of Bedford; William C. Harding, NYS Department of State: Executive Director, Watershed Protection and Partnership Council; Michael J. Meyer, Program Manager, Bureau of Water Supply NYCDEP; Ed Barnett, Putnam County Watershed Information Coordinator, Administrator, Putnam County Septic Repair Program; Ed Delaney, Bibbo Associates; Bob Eichenger, Partner, Onsite Engineering, Pawling.



Presentation on Innovative PhosphoReduc Technologies for Water Pollution Prevention and Control by Aleksandra Drizo, Phd CEO of PhosphoReduc Environmental Solutions (Posted 04/22/13)

Presentation on Cluster Systems & Collection Options: Thinking Outside the Manhole by Bob Eichinger of Onsite Engineering, PLLC (Posted 03/25/13)

EPA Decentralized Partnership Publishes Papers Promoting Benefits of Decentralized Systems (Posted 3/20/13)
Introduction to Decentralized Wastewater Treatment: A Sensible Solution
Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Can Be Cost Effective and Economical
Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Can Be Green and Sustainable
Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Can Protect the Environment, Public Health, and Water Quality

on Small Community System - Hillsdale, NY by Clark Engineering (Posted 2/26/13)

Croton Watershed Wastewater Diversion Study
Study Memorandum No. 1 - Work Plan 
Study Memorandum No. 2 - Data Acquisition 
Study Memorandum No. 3 - Wastewater Capacity Needs 
Study Memorandum No. 4 - Existing Facilities Evaluation 
Study Memorandum No. 5 - Alternative Development
Study Memorandum No. 6 - Expansion of Exisiting Facilities 
Study Memorandum No. 7 Vol I - Project Cost Estimates 
Study Memorandum No. 7 Vol II - Project Cost Estimates 
Study Memorandum No. 8 - Environmental and Institutional Considerations 
Study Memorandum No. 9 - Draft Report Revisions 
Study Memorandum No. 10 - Phasing of Alternatives
Appendix A Vol. I - Monthly Progress Reports
Appendix A Vol. II - Monthly Progress Reports
Executive Summary 

on Community Systems: Thinking Outside the Manhole by Bob Eichinger of Onsite Engineering, PLLC (09/27/12)

from Chairman Harckham to CEO Matthew Driscoll, NYSEFC on Assistance for Decentralized Wastewater Systems (08/23/12)

on Engineered Natural Systems (ENS®) for Storm water and Sanitary Treatment by Wai Kwan and Amanda Ludlow of Roux Associates, Inc. (06/15/12)

from Commissioner Buroughs to DEC on Design Standards for Intermediate-Sized Wastewater Treatment Systems (04/30/12)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) proposed design standards for intermediate-sized wastewater systems. (04/18/12)

of Public Hearing on Design Standards for Wastewater Systems, held 04/17/12, which will be included in the comments submitted by the Sub-Committee on Septic to DEC.(04/18/12)

NYS DEC's summary of changes on proposed design standards for intermediate-sized wastewater systems.

The Septic Sub-committee and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have designed a program to assist municipalities with compliance with the MS-4 septic requirement as stated in the new SPDES Permit. Click here for the complete package of the Comprehensive Shared Services Program

on Decentralized Wastewater Management from Single Lots to Small Communities with Case Studies by David Cotton, Wastewater Technologies, Inc (01/27/11)

on Skaneateles Lake Demonstration Project by Eric Murdock, Skaneateles Lake Demonstration Project Manager (09/23/10)

To highlight the clean water infrastructure needs of local governments, including decentralized systems, the Septic Sub-committee met with USEPA and NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation representatives to identify long-term project needs for the federal 2012-2015 Clean Water Needs Survey and report to Congress. Click here to review the submittal.