Indian River Lagoon Problems are Getting Worse Not Better


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Indian River Lagoon Problems are Getting Worse Not Better

Posted on July 21, 2023 by Melbourne Plumber

Pollutants rich in nitrogen have caused problems for Florida's Indian River Lagoon for decades. The environmental imbalance causes plants and wildlife to suffer and die. This has been very concerning for local residents and governmental agencies. It had been assumed that the impurities were caused by lawn fertilizer runoff. However, a new report dictates that the main threat to the Lagoon is actually caused by sewage seeping into it. Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute conducted a 5-year study on the topic. They monitored levels of impurities in the lagoon for 2 years before an area-wide restriction was placed ...

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Pros and Cons Between Septic and Sewer?

Posted on April 30, 2020 by Melbourne Plumber

The two types of systems make up the overwhelming majority of methods to remove wastewater from the home. Fundamentally they work the same but a closer look reveals the differences between the two systems. Many people have lived in homes with both types of systems and they have their own preferences. There is no clear cut winner in the debate. (more…)

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Keeping Your Septic Tank Working Requires Some Maintenance

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Melbourne Plumber

When your home has a septic tank, it means that your sewage goes out to the tank and is held until the tank is pumped out. However, the sewage gets broken down while it sits in the tank, allowing some of the extra water to drain off in the drain field, and allowing the solids to settle in the bottom of the tank. If you want your septic tank to last as long as possible, there are a few maintenance things that you can do. Here are some suggestions. Use Water Efficient Appliances Using less water allows your septic tank ...

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Do I Need to Winterize my Septic System?

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

This article is not very applicable to this area of Florida. But north of here and in 90% of the United States folks have to worry about the effects of freezing weather on their plumbing. Unlike city sewage systems that are maintained by the local municipality, a septic tank and system is the responsibility of the homeowner.  There is year round regular maintenance involved with owning a private sanitary system and that includes a few extra preparations for the winter.  (more…)

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How to Take Care of Your Septic System

Posted on November 2, 2015 by Melbourne Plumber

It is a common misperception that every home is on the city’s sewer system.  If you live in a rural area or a developing area, chances are you have a septic system and those require maintenance.  It is important to know how to maintain your septic system to avoid costly repairs and gross overflows. What You Ignore Today… Easy to forget about, your septic tank is hidden underground somewhere outside your home.  If you do not know where it is, now is a good time to find it.  You can keep a watchful eye out for the following signs there ...

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