Can Composting Save your Septic System in Florida and the World?

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 […]

What Governor Desantis Doesn’t Know Will Continue to Hurt our Waterways

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 […]

It’s Been Settled: Aging Public Wastewater Infrastructure Doesn’t Hold Up

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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 Story The Washington Post Won’t Tell You About Water Quality

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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 […]

Grease Trap Cleaning: Is Your Restaurant Contributing to SWFL Water Quality Issues?

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 […]

Are you Contributing to the Florida Water Quality Problem?

[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 […]

The Truth About the Water Wars in Southwest Florida

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.

4 Reasons to Regularly Maintain your Septic System in Southwest Florida

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] Your Southwest Florida septic system is an important infrastructure within your home. Just like you change your air conditioning filter or mow your lawn, you must also regularly inspect and pumpout your septic system. While the regularity may not be quite as frequently as the aforementioned household duties, […]

5 Natural Cleaning Products for Septic System Owners

When it comes to your septic system, the fewer chemicals that you put down your drains the better it is for your system. Despite common misconceptions that tanks need additives or chemicals to help keep things clean, the fact is that chemicals can be detrimental to septic systems, disrupting the natural biological breakdown of your wastewater by eliminating important bacteria.