Healthy Alternative

Peat biofilters and a UV disinfection system enable replacement of a mobile home’s onsite system discharging directly to a creek
Healthy Alternative
Timothy Davis uses a Kubota U45 tracked mini-excavator to dig holes for the tanks in the small space between the home, property line and creek.(Photos courtesy of Appalachian Photography)

For 12 months or longer, sewage ponded under a three-bedroom mobile home in Alkol, W.Va., until it spread 30 feet beyond the skirting. The low-income family qualified for a replacement system through a project of the Lincoln County Commission and state Department of Environmental...

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