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Sewage Treatment and Septic Systems

Sewage treatment is a type of wastewater treatment which aims to remove contaminants from sewage to produce an effluent that is suitable for discharge to the surrounding environment or an intended reuse application, thereby preventing water pollution from raw sewage discharges.



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Reducing Health Advisories in Our Coastal Waters; Part 3 How Sewage Treatment Works

Rick O'ConnorMarch 2nd, 2023Part of the 2019 UF IFAS social media survey across Florida found that many Floridians understood how septic systems worked, but fewer understood how sewer systems functioned.  This article is going to try and tell you the basics of how sewage treatment works.   As we just mentioned, many people have no idea where their […]

Reducing Health Advisories in Our Coastal Waters; Part 1 Septic Maintenance

Rick O'ConnorFebruary 9th, 2023Health advisories are issued by state and local health departments when levels of fecal bacteria become too high for the public to safely enter the water.  Sewage can be a source of these fecal bacteria.  They can harbor pathogenic organisms that can cause of a variety of health problems.  State and local health departments routinely […]

Fecal Bacteria in the Bay… What Can You Do?

Rick O'ConnorFebruary 24th, 2022For many in the Pensacola Bay area, water quality is a top concern.  Excessive nutrients, heavy metals, and fecal bacteria from run-off have all been problems.  In recent years fecal bacteria has become a major concern, forcing both health advisories at public swimming areas, and shellfish harvesting closures.  In a report from the Florida Department […]

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