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(EurekAlert)   Florida's Indian River lagoon, not unlike the state itself, is a farking cesspool   (eurekalert.org) divider line
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2021-12-02 9:32:56 AM  
Maybe stop overpopulating a swamp?

Just a thought. Proceed with killing yourselves.
 
2021-12-02 10:05:51 AM  
That cesspool fux?
 
2021-12-02 10:11:37 AM  

Pinche Mateo: DON'T EAT THE BROWN BASS!!


Baby Ruth Bass still okay to eat. Maybe.
 
2021-12-02 10:15:36 AM  
One of the few good Florida memories I have is sailing on a friend's Hobie Cat on the Indian river, watching a pod of dolphins herd a school of bait fish into a ball, then feed on them. The speed and fury of the feeding dolphins was spectacular. Then when they were done eating, they came over and played with the Hobie Cat, swimming between the hulls and right off the bow. The best way to enjoy Florida is on a boat, 'cause the land parts mostly suck.
 
2021-12-02 10:16:35 AM  
Southern and Central Florida is a giant farking swamp.

What do they expect?
 
2021-12-02 10:24:28 AM  
Septic systems don't work well when the leach field and water table are touching.  What a surprise.

Also, if sucralose is making its way into the water because it breaks down so poorly, just think of all of the pharmaceuticals making it in, too.

/human sewage really needs to be filtered better before discharge
 
2021-12-02 10:25:46 AM  
parts of Florida are very nice - the parts without the Floridiots
 
2021-12-02 10:28:50 AM  

cwheelie: parts of Florida are very nice - the parts without the Floridiots


And the part where my mommy lives. The rest can burn in a fire.
 
2021-12-02 11:03:42 AM  
That sounds relatively benign compared to fertilizer runoff and industrial hog farms.

Wasn't there a big red tide die off in Florida recently?
 
2021-12-02 11:09:15 AM  

Dinjiin: Septic systems don't work well when the leach field and water table are touching. What a surprise.


This. I have a friend with a house in FL, septic and a well. Their in house well water treatment system takes up half a garage bay. Between the brackish water intrusion and other nasty likely literal shiat, you wouldn't want to drink it otherwise. The town is making every house switch to town water and sewer. I think it's a $20K mandatory hookup.

FAU Harbor Branch study finds even 'properly functioning' septic systems contaminate groundwater and surface water

Only in FL would a state agency release a statement that dumb. They don't contaminate groundwater. You just aren't building them right or because of geology can't build them right. My well is around 200ft though deep soil then a lot of rock, that's not getting contaminated by my septic which is built correctly. In much of FL you probably should just have a cistern that gets pumped if you can't do a city sewer line... or you know not live there.
 
2021-12-02 12:14:48 PM  

baronbloodbath: Southern and Central Florida is a giant farking swamp.

What do they expect?


With global warming its going to get swampier.
 
2021-12-02 12:16:15 PM  

Dinjiin: Septic systems don't work well when the leach field and water table are touching.  What a surprise.

Also, if sucralose is making its way into the water because it breaks down so poorly, just think of all of the pharmaceuticals making it in, too.

/human sewage really needs to be filtered better before discharge


Stop poopin

Fix the problem at its source
 
2021-12-02 12:16:38 PM  

cwheelie: parts of Florida are very nice - the parts without the Floridiots


Also known as tourists
 
2021-12-02 12:19:53 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: Dinjiin: Septic systems don't work well when the leach field and water table are touching. What a surprise.

This. I have a friend with a house in FL, septic and a well. Their in house well water treatment system takes up half a garage bay. Between the brackish water intrusion and other nasty likely literal shiat, you wouldn't want to drink it otherwise. The town is making every house switch to town water and sewer. I think it's a $20K mandatory hookup.

FAU Harbor Branch study finds even 'properly functioning' septic systems contaminate groundwater and surface water

Only in FL would a state agency release a statement that dumb. They don't contaminate groundwater. You just aren't building them right or because of geology can't build them right. My well is around 200ft though deep soil then a lot of rock, that's not getting contaminated by my septic which is built correctly. In much of FL you probably should just have a cistern that gets pumped if you can't do a city sewer line... or you know not live there.


Ill take the last one, Alex!

The sticky sauna summers are a real treat too
 
2021-12-02 12:40:16 PM  
I got lucky and bought a house on two acres in S Florida just off Old Cutler  Road near the bay.  Well and septic tank.  One of the older neighborhoods used for tear downs and baller rebuilds.

After I sold it the word was out about a dry cleaner located nearby who had dumped the nasties directly into the water table for 20 years or so.  Complete ban on pumping well water even to water the grass to give you some idea how polluted things were.  MD water &sewer spent millions and millions laying pipe to pump water and remove waste to connect every home to water service and bypass the septic systems.  Glad I missed that!
 
2021-12-02 12:50:26 PM  
Subby and everyone commenting in this thread haven't been to Florida other than maybe Disney World in Orlando.
 
2021-12-02 1:01:31 PM  
Stop fertilizing everything.  Get rid of lawns. SW Florida is beautiful.
 
2021-12-02 3:12:34 PM  

baronbloodbath: Southern and Central Florida is a giant farking swamp.

What do they expect?


Septic systems that don't dump directly into those swamps and waterways?

We fixed this in the Keys, it is a very big pain in the ass to do in rural areas. It means forcing homeowners and businesses to install state of the septic systems that actually treat the waste instead of just pumping into a leach field and or tying into a central collection system and treating it there.

Not cheap, and requires lots of bonds, grants, loans and 30 year amortization of residential systems so everyone can afford to get it done.
 
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