Water Quality Standards & What Can You Do To Save Water?
Wednesday 4/20/11 @ noon on 90.1
Twelve years ago the Environmental Protection Agency asked Florida to clean up its water. It has not yet done so. The 2011 Conservancy of Southwest Florida Estuaries Report Card showed not one estuary between Venice and Everglades City fully meets the state’s water quality standards. The pollution comes from over-fertilization, mining and agricultural run-off, urban storm-water, failing septic and sewer systems, soil erosion as well as mismanagement of Lake Okeechobee and other waterways. Now there’s an attempt in the state legislature to pass a law saying Florida’s standards are good enough. Are they?
Plus, what can individuals do in their homes and gardens to save water and prevent nutrient, fertilizer, septic, sewer and storm-water run-off?