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National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC)


The National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC) was funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) to help America's small communities and individuals solve their wastewater problems through objective information about onsite, decentralized wastewater collection and treatment systems. NSFC products and information were the only national resource of its type, dealing with small community wastewater infrastructure.  EPA logo

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Small Flows Magazine   - This NESC publication featured news, technical, and educational articles. Topics cover a variety of small community wastewater issues, including treatment technologies, regulations, and finance. Peer-reviewed research journal articles are occa sionally included. 

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Pipeline Newsletter - This NESC publication was popular with small community officials, citizens, maintenance and inspection personnel, and community educators, as each quarterly issue focuses on a single wastewater topic and presents it in an easy-to-read format. 

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Newsletter and Journal Archives- The Small Flows newsletter and Small Flows Journal both featured a wide range of topics related to small community wastewater issures including: treatment technologies, design information, financial assistance, water quality, onsite and small community wastewater issues, and public education.  

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Environmental Technology Initiative (ETI) Fact Sheets - As part of the ETI, the NSFC collected information from approximately 600 innovative wastewater technology projects and used it to create fact sheets designed to present information about suitable wastewater technology/practices for different situations.