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Where Does Phosphorus Come From?

The average person is responsible for approximately 1 gram of phosphorus per day. About 3/4 gram is from liquid waste (urine) in the form of inorganic…

Septic Influence in a Lake Community

On-site wastewater systems is another descriptive word for septic system. Most people don’t like to think about this subject. As long as the toilet flushes and…

Wrestling with the Septic Denial

We all experience “denial” at some point in life. It can happen in all stages — raising children, working a career, settling into retirement — just growing older…

R&D Completed

I am happy to report the findings of my R&D to help lakes reduce impact from septic systems. The alum conditioning system I developed has worked flawlessly…

More About Septic Systems

I have read quite a number of lake management studies. A lake weather it is natural, manmade, or a simple impoundment, in time, can suffer from the effects…

Effect of Alum Sludge & Anaerobic Bacteria

There have been articles concerning the use of alum to capture phosphorus within an individual waste water treatment system septic tank. One of the articles…

How Septic Tank Baseline Samples Were Obtained

There are two ways to obtain a sample from the septic tank. The preferred method was to use a Sludge Judge. This unique device obtains a liquid sample as it…

Lake Phosphorus Loading from Septic Ground Water Contamination

There are reportedly 25 million septic systems in operation throughout the country. These systems are still being installed in rural developed areas of the country…

The Future of Lakes & How the Application of Alum Wastewater Conditioning Would Improve Lake
Water Quality

My comments that follow are in the context of lake communities served by septic systems, aka Waste Water Treatment Systems (WWTS). The numerous posts on…