The aquifers of the big Sioux and Vermillion Rivers in Lincoln County, South Dakota are important sources of water for municipal and agriculture use. Nonincorporated residential developments in rural areas in southeastern South Dakota have greatly increased over the last fifteen years. With this growth the chance for septic system contamination of underlying shallow aquifers has greatly increased. The proper use of soils overlying and draining into the aquifers is critical in maintaining water quality. As a result of this concern for potential pollution hazards a study was initiated to identify soil limitations for septic tank absorption fields.
South Dakota State University
Malo, Douglas, "Soil Limitations for Septic Tank Absorption Fields in Selected Areas of Lincoln County" (1983). Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletins (1939-2011). 65.