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 […]

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 […]

Governments Still Looking to Distract Public in Water Quality Discussion

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] It’s a long time tactic of the press to distract the public from huge hot-button issues and failures of the government by offering up a scapegoat, even taking it to the extent of outright lying. If you didn’t already know, the politics involved in our media are extraordinary, […]

Water Quality & Earth Day: A New Conversation

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:

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.

Septic Tank Maintenance & More: What can I do to prevent toxic algae?

Southwest Florida is known throughout the United States for our many beautiful natural lakes, rivers and white sand beaches. Green water ridden with toxic algae in Southwest Florida isn’t the first thing to come to mind, yet the foul-smelling algae is becoming a growing problem, polluting our Southwest Florida waterways and killing our wildlife.

Toxic Algae in Southwest Florida: The Blame Game

Southwest Florida is known throughout the United States for our many beautiful natural lakes, rivers and white sand beaches. Green water ridden with toxic algae in Southwest Florida isn’t the first thing to come to mind, yet the foul-smelling algae is becoming a growing problem, polluting our Southwest Florida waterways and killing our wildlife.

The Importance of Sewer and Septic Maintenance in Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida Septic Maintenancecan mean life-long reliance on the same system for your wastewater needs, resulting in a cost-effective, self-sufficient water treatment option for as long as you remain in your home. Improper maintenance of septic systems can be damaging to your home and the environment.