Environmental Advantages of Caring for Your Septic System


Septic systems in Lehigh Acres, Naples, North Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Captiva, and Ft Myers are kinder to the environment. They eliminate waste, recycle water, and naturally replenish water tables. They’re extremely beneficial for the surrounding vegetation and wildlife as well. Most of us don’t give its treatment a second thought, but if we want […]

The Impact of Septic Systems on Water Quality in Florida’s Lakes


Septic systems play a crucial role in managing wastewater in residential and rural areas. However, if not properly maintained, they can have detrimental effects on water quality, especially in sensitive ecosystems like Florida’s lakes. This article explores the impact of septic systems on water quality in Florida’s lakes, the consequences of poor maintenance, best practices […]

Steps to Make Septic System Environmental Friendly


Do you intend to minimize your environmental impact? To make your home eco-friendly, you should take all reasonable precautions. Unfortunately, some aspects of our homes go unnoticed because they are out of sight. Septic systems are classic examples. Septic systems in Naples are environmentally important because they play a crucial role in protecting local water […]

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

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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.