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Island Water Tech. Approved to Address Florida Failing Septics

Posted on August 10, 2017

The State of Florida has a major wastewater issue that is being made significantly worse by the presence of thousands of failing septic systems. This onsite wastewater management issue that has been exacerbated by population increase and flooding, predominantly due to sea level rise and climate change.  Scientists found that from 2011 – 2015 that sea level rose 6 times the global mean in locations South of Cape Hatteras (> 20mm/y) due to a combination of natural processes. Current estimates suggest 300,000 septic tanks are in the five counties that surround the lagoon, 140,000 of them within the drainage basin that flows to the estuary.

Scientists found that from 2011 – 2015 that sea level rose six times the global mean in locations South of Cape Hatteras (> 20 milimetres per year) due to a combination of natural processes. Current estimates suggest 300,000 septic tanks are in the five counties that surround the lagoon, 140,000 of them within the drainage basin that flows to the estuary.

Island Water Technologies has gained approval for ClearPod as an alternative repair method for septic systems in Florida attempting to address the current issues. ClearPod provides energy efficient treatment that demonstrates a consistent effluent quality of <30mg/L cBOD / TSS with a removal efficiency of 85-90 per cent and it cuts fecal coliform levels in half. ClearPod can be dropped into new and existing septic systems and provide an engineered treatment solution with a consistent effluent quality. This increases a septic system’s performance, it’s lifetime, and significantly reduces nutrients entering basins/tributaries, one septic system at a time.

Photo: The Clear Pod Septic System.

Photo: The Clear Pod Septic System.

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