HOUSEBOAT WASTES: METHODS FOR COLLECTION AND TREATMENT

The study area included the States of Washington, Oregon, and California which have over 1200 houseboats and many other floating structures requiring sewage collection and treatment facilities. Average daily houseboat wastewater quantities are similar to those for normal land residences with a daily per capita flow of 75 gpd. Pumping all wastes to a shore sewer is the least expensive and most practical alternative wherever this is possible. Individual treatment devices including macerator-chlorinator toilets, incinerator toilets, septic tanks with soil absorption fields, and aerobic extended aeration units were considered. Costs are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pacific Northwest Water Laboratory

    Corvallis, OR  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Clark, B D
  • Publication Date: 1967-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FWPCA-15020-06/67
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1973 12:00AM