Homeowners with septic systems boast much more autonomy than homeowners connected to centralized water and sewer. Septic systems are more efficient than municipal wastewater facilities, keep your water localized and recharge the underground aquifers. Septic tank ecosystems naturally break down microbes and bacteria in your waste, separating solid waste, and sending the partially treated effluent […]
If you’ve been following along the journey of our founder, Bob Himschoot, you probably know a little about our passion for water quality in Southwest Florida. His experience with wastewater management, the inner workings and legislation surrounding municipal wastewater treatment facilities and septic systems is unparalleled. His deep understanding of our water quality issues in […]
We’ve watched for years as septic systems have been publicly scapegoated for the polluting of our local waterways. Meanwhile, we’ve also witnessed the EPA permitting millions of gallons of effluent (that’s partially treated wastewater) to enter our waterways on an annual basis. We’ve explained the sustainability of septic systems for homeowners and why they’re a […]
The Washington Post published a story about failing septic systems as a result of climate change and the impact on waterways across the nation, with a focus on Florida. While the article raises an important discussion on the maintenance of septic infrastructure to protect our waterways, it ignores a much bigger issue – who is […]
[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] We talk so often about how septic systems are scapegoated for water quality issues that we experience in Florida. With Lake Okechobee releases continuing to bring green algae and diminish the water quality in our rivers and beaches, it’s important that we do our part to eliminate as […]
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:
Septic systems are incredibly efficient and can also be a great way to decrease your carbon footprint.
There is a significant amount of compelling data to support decentralized wastewater management facilities and existing septic infrastructure.
While your family may have enjoyed some of the events happening throughout Southwest Florida, we want to stress the importance of living consciously every day. Septic systems and effective water management are a great start in living greener.