Extension Program Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Ryan Gerlich has been employed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension since May 2008. During this time he has assisted in the North Central Texas Water Quality Project, Lake Granbury Water Quality Project, and the Rio Grande Basin Initiative. He is currently serving as the project leader for the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments project addressing bacteria impairments in Brazoria and Galveston Counties. Ryan manages the Onsite Wastewater Training and Research Facility on the Texas A&M RELLIS Campus in Bryan. He is also licensed to install and maintain irrigation systems and on-site sewage facilities in Texas.
Advances in Onsite Wastewater Treatment
BY RYAN GERLICH
@ VOL 19
ON JUN 04, 2019
Onsite wastewater treatment system is really a fancy term for what's better known as a septic system. These systems account for roughly 20% of the wastewater treatment infrastructure in Texas. Ryan Gerlich’s presentation will provide an overview of onsite wastewater treatment technologies, and how these systems have evolved over the years. He'll also discuss the advances toward water reuse to meet the growing demand as Texas' population continues to grow.