5 Proactive Steps for Septic System Maintenance in Florida

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For homeowners in Southwest Florida that are on a septic system, it’s critically important to the health of that system and the quality of your groundwater that it be properly maintained. A poorly maintained system will require costly repairs and need to be replaced more quickly than a well-maintained system. New construction septic systems in […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Septic System Resolutions

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] In the middle of weight loss, financial and health resolutions – your septic system is probably the last thing on your mind. But considering the large investment you have in your home and your septic system, a resolution surrounding your system is the perfect way to kick off […]

Septic System Questions: Can Heavy Rain Impact my Septic System?

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] Summers in Southwest Florida are known for our afternoon thunderstorms and heavy rain. During some storms we can get several inches of rain at once, which often overwhelmed our municipal water treatment facilities and drains and leaves our streets flooded. But how does all this rain impact your […]

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.

Take Advantage of the Rainy Season: Rainwater Collection

During the summer we get more water in Southwest Florida than we know what to do with. It’s ironic that we would ever have drought issues, given the fact that like clockwork every afternoon the thunderstorms roll in, bringing as much as several inches of water in just a few hours.

Water Conservation: Water Saving Tips for your Yard

Throughout the year, but particularly during the month of April we like to take the time to remind everyone of his or her responsibility for conserving this finite natural resource. It’s important to realize that more than half of residential water use occurs outdoors. Small changes in outdoor water use could have a massive impact on the amount of water that you conserve. Here are some outdoor tips for conserving water in your yard.

Earth Day: Water Conservation with Septic Systems

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.