Last Updated on January 19, 2022 by Tennille Herron
Widely used since the 1940s, conventional septic systems are designed from a public health perspective: As long as they are properly sited and maintained (placed in adequate soils with proper setbacks from the water table), they do an excellent job in most instances of removing pathogens and protecting human health.
Conventional septic systems were not designed, however, to completely remove nutrients or trace organic compounds. Conventional septic tanks only remove around 30 percent of the nitrogen that flows into them.
This means that even a well-maintained system will become a source of excess nitrogen (particularly nitrate-nitrogen) to the surrounding soil in the drainfield and can leach into groundwater. Therefore, understanding processes to improve contaminant removal through advanced septic treatment systems can be beneficial to homeowners.
Join us for our webinar focused on understanding septic systems: Advanced Septic Systems. This webinar, part of the Florida Well Owner Network (FWON), aims to educate Florida residents about well water quality and best management practices to ensure well and groundwater protection.
This webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 8 at 2:00 PM. Registration is required and can be done here: https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OfG47xbpTqmfoScX23RGdw