Dr. Farrell-Poe is the head of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Her work focuses on developing extension education programs in cooperation with county faculty and their clientele including county, state, and federal agency staff, local public officials, elementary and secondary teachers, farmers, and ranchers.
- BE 496A
- BE 459/559
- Onsite Wastewater Education
- Safe Drinking Water Education
On-site Wastewater Training
Nearly 50 million people in the United States use a septic tank as the primary treatment system for household waste. A properly functioning septic system (conventionally a septic tank and subsurface trench) is one of the most efficient treatment methods available. However, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) identified onsite/septic wastewater treatment facilities as the overwhelming activity/facility contributing to water quality impairment in Arizona — over 90% of the identified activities.