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Currently, IDEM is working on alternative systems for small communities. State rules and statutes require ISDH to permit on-site subsurface discharging systems for residential and commercial developments. IDEM is required to permit on-site subsurface discharging systems systems proposed by public entities. At this time, IDEM does not have specific rules governing alternative systems. Therefore, IDEM and ISDH are working together to arrive at comparable standards and approaches for alternative private and public systems. These may be implemented through existing authorities and policy or by rule change. Discussions involve:
IDEM will develop a comprehensive state-level strategy for the long-term, environmentally-sound and cost-effective treatment of rural wastewater. Such a strategy would:
C. Taylor, J. Yahner, and D. Jones. 1997. An evaluation of onsite technology in Indiana. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
Higher percentage, the greater risk of failure