CMHC septic tank standards: NH18-1/2E-PDF

"Improper disposal of sewage may create both health and environmental problems. Typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, dysentery and viral diseases are some of the health hazards that may be present in sewage. The nutrients in sewage, such as phosphorous and nitrogen will promote accelerated growth of aquatic plants and algae in lakes and streams. Nitrogen may also accumulate in the ground water to such an extent that the water may be unfit for consumption"--Introduction, p. 1.

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Department/Agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Title CMHC septic tank standards
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation]. Issued also in French under title: Normes SCHL visant les fosses septiques.
Date c1984, 1985.
Number of Pages 25 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • NH18-1/2E-PDF
Edition First edition 1977; metric edition 1978; reprinted 1982, 1984, 1985.
Subject Terms Waste water, Waste