Onsite Consortium

The Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment, often referred to as "The Onsite Consortium", is a group of Educational Institutions cooperating on decentralized wastewater training and research efforts. The Consortium also includes people from professional associations, citizens groups, regulatory agencies and private industry.

As funding for centralized wastewater collection and treatment has diminished there has been a dramatic shift in interest among professionals and the public towards decentralized wastewater technologies which can be environmentally compatible and cost-effective.

Consortium affiliates cooperate to:

  • Conduct, coordinate, and standarize education, training, and research,  
  • Develop, standardize, and share education and training materials,
  • Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among engineering and the sciences,
  • Advance commercialization of new approaches and tools for wastewater treatment, and
  • Promote multi-sector collaboration and communication among Consortium institutions, professionals, and the public.

The original development of this web site was supported by the National Decentralized Water Resources Capacity Development Project  with funding provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through a Cooperative Agreement (EPA No. CR827881-01-0) with Washington University in St. Louis. Subsequent support was provided through a Cooperative Agreement (WPA No X-830851-01-0) with the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) in Alexandria, VA, and the University of Arizona.

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