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Nearly half of global septic systems work inadequately; UF scientist urges safety in wake of climate change

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September 12, 2022

Nearly one-fourth of the world’s wastewater comes from residential septic systems, according to the United Nations. But only 48% of such systems adequately treat wastewater. The most common type of septic system includes the tank and a ... READ MORE

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Tags: Climate Change, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hurricane Season, Leach Field, Low-lying Areas, Mary Lusk, Pathogens, Public Health, Saturation, Septic System, Septic Tank, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Wastewater
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Study shows fertilizer ordinances improve water quality, but timing matters


September 6, 2022

Local fertilizer ordinances do help improve water quality in lakes, but the timing of fertilizer restrictions influences their effectiveness. Researchers found that winter fertilizer bans were associated with the biggest improvements ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: LAKEWATCH, News, Sam Smidt, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences

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