Ohio State University Extension Bulletin

Mound Systems for Onsite Wastewater Treatment

Bulletin 813


Many Ohio soil types are not suitable for conventional onsite wastewater treatment systems, and mound systems are proving to be the new alternative treatment system technology. This bulletin describes how and why mound systems are suitable for Ohio soils and gives step-by-step instructions to site, design, and construct a mound system.

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Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Ag. Adm. and Director, OSU Extension.

TDD No. 800-589-8292 (Ohio only) or 614-292-6181



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