Frequent Questions

What is the rationale for extending the ban on new and existing large-capacity cesspools nationwide?

EPA believes that extending the ban nationwide is the most appropriate course of action given the ban of new large-capacity cesspools in many states, the acute nature of the risks posed by these wells, and the relative ease of developing alternative means to dispose of sanitary waste on-site (64 FR 68546, 68553; December 7, 1999).
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