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With growing concern over natural resource consumption, climate change has led to an initiative to eliminate the negative environmental impacts associated with the construction and daily operation of homes and businesses. 

Environmental sustainability increasingly is factored into design because it provides tangible benefits, including reduced operating costs and positive appeal to consumers, communities and business owners. In the water and wastewater arena, sustainable decentralized wastewater treatment systems provide reliable treatment in a compact space or a cluster design that serves a community and replenishes aquifers by returning the treated effluent close to the point of origin. By eliminating the transport of wastewater to a centralized facility, these systems can reduce the energy footprint of wastewater treatment as compared to the centralized model.

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