How to Run a Percolation Test

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Booklet
Abstract: 

Successful design of an on-site sewage treatment system depends on an adequate site evaluation. The percolation test is a part of a complete site evaluation. This 7-page folder describes the proper procedure for running a percolation test to determine the soil sizing factor for use in the design of an on-site treatment system. For local sanitarians, site evaluators and state agency personnel.

Author: 
David Gustafson, Roger E. Machmeier
Topic Areas: 
Waste Management
Pollution Prevention
Water
Target Audience: 
Government
Business Community
Regulated Community
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Enhancements / Connections: 

"Locating On-Site Home Sewage Treatment Systems" (item FO-0797-SEEK) contains the complete site evaluation procedure.

Pages/Length: 
7 pages
Date Produced/Published: 
1997
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$1.50 + S&H
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu; fax 612/625-6281). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
FO-0583-SEEK
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