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SECTION 7: DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE AND TREATED EFFLUENTS 7.2.1.

1 All discharge from sewage treatment systems into any inland waters within the catchment areas specified in the Fourth Schedule shall comply with Standard A (Third column of Third Schedule of the Environment Quality (Sewage & Industrial Effluents) Regulations 1979-P.U (A) 12.79). In particular, where sewage is free from and does not include industrial effluents, the following parameter limits of Standard A may be of primary consideration for the purpose of design of the sewage treatment works: Parameter Biochemical Oxygen Demand (5 Day: 20°C) Suspended Solids Limit in mg/l 20 50

7.2.1.1 All discharge from sewage treatment systems into any other inland waters shall comply with Standard B (Fourth column of Third Schedule of the Environment Quality (Sewage & Industrial Effluents) Regulations 1979-P.U (A) 12.79). In particular, where sewage is free from and does not include industrial effluents, the following parameter limits of Standard B may be of primary consideration for the purpose of design of the sewage treatment works: Parameter Biochemical Oxygen Demand (5 Day: 20°C) Suspended Solids Limit in mg/l 50 100

7.3.3 For the design of the diffuser, the rule of thumb may be used that the total cross-sectional area of the ports should not be more than half the cross-sectional area of the pipe. In large diffusers, often exceeding 1km in length, the diffuser diameter may be stepped down in size toward the end.