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Waste not

Original post made on Apr 25, 2010

There are property owners in Woodside and Portola Valley who are installing alternative on-site waste treatment systems. Unlike a traditional septic tank, the systems produce effluent clean enough for underground landscape irrigation. ==B Photo:== Andrew Brownstone of BioSphere Consulting explains to Portola Valley resident Russell Erikson the operation of the on-site wastewater treatment system. ==I Photo by Dave Boyce/The Almanac.==

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 23, 2010, 10:49 AM

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Posted by R.GORDON
a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2010 at 9:18 am

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Are the two men pictured home owners or contractors?

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Apr 25, 2010 at 10:39 am

Are the two men pictured home owners or contractors?

according to the caption, one is a contractor with Biosphere and the other is a Portola Valley home owner.

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Posted by R.GORDON
a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Isn't that strange?
Friday morning it made no mention of the contractor nor his company name online, nor did it mention the PORTOLA VALLEY at all. Hence, my question. I asked my wife to look and she did not see them mentioned either.

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Posted by PPospisil
a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2010 at 10:10 am

These systems have been in regular use in Marin ,Sonoma, Mendocino for over 10 years and in Alameda Co. and Contra Costa Co. for the last 5 years.
San Mateo County Environmental Health has been very slow in recognizing their advantages and have not changed their regulations to allow them. It would require a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the SF regional water board and could be done fairly quickly if they were willing.

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