More guests during the holidays usually mean more water usage — and that means more water that needs to be treated as wastewater. If you have a septic system, water usage is important to monitor. Not to worry, there are ways to conserve water while also prepping for some of the merriest celebrations of the…

In the nearly 40 years that we have been pumping, repairing, installing and inspecting septic systems, we have gained a lot of experience on the complex water quality issues in Southwest Florida. So often, poorly maintained septic systems are scapegoated as the core issue when in reality the situation is much more complex. From illegal…

Rainwater runoff from your home also goes through wastewater facilities. How can you help control the water quality in Southwest Florida so that you don’t impact wildlife? Here are just a few tips:

For many, many years I have been discussing municipal wastewater facilities, with a focus around water quality issues and how they discharge the wastewater once it is treated. The irony facing those that are complaining about the Lake Okeechobee discharges is that the DEP themselves allow the more than 2,000 permitted wastewater facilities in the state of Florida to dump partially treated wastewater (known as effluent) into our waterways and into the ground via deep well injection. More than 960 million gallons per day goes into our rivers, springs and into deep well injection that claim to be more environmentally friendly.

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