Florida citizens are asked to invest $100's of millions in public and private funds to reduce household wastewater nitrogen from entering our waters? Below are some statements from a 2019 Brevard County Study, Source to Slime Study in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida Institute of Technology & Marine Resources Council, paid for with public funds.
"There has been a great deal of focus on septic tank communities (OSTDSs) as the ones likely to be polluting the most. The Source to Slime Study did not find this to be the case."
"Leaky sewer lines are no better than failing septic tanks, and in fact may be worse"
"septic, sewer, and sewer with reclaimed irrigation were polluting about the same amount of Total Nitrogen to our aquafer"
The Brevard County, Fl. Source to Slime Study changes everything the Florida citizens knew about household nitrogen pollution, clearly showing that sewer is a far bigger threat to our water resources than septic, as sewer connections out number septic systems 2 to 1.
Our experts tucked this study, like many others, away with no plans to inform the Florida's citizens of this information, making the decisions for Floridians of what studies, papers and data they should see or not see, directing Florida’s public and private funds into a nitrogen reduction agenda the benefits, who?
When our public officials started developing household nitrogen prevention agendas, they asked Florida citizens to commit 100's of millions in public funding and in return these experts promised the Florida citizens that data would drive the direction and spending of our public and private funds, investing into projects with the highest and best return in protecting our health and environment.
If you are interested in our water quality you should take a look at this website. You can decide if our experts are keeping up their end of the bargain, after all it is your money they are spending!
The supporting documents and studies are included.