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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

DEP commits $1M to remove septic tanks at Silver Springs State Park

Published July 14, 2015
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has announced that it has committed $1,084,356 to remove septic tanks and install municipal sewer connections at Silver Springs State Park.

Nutrient pollution, or an excess of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous, impacts water quality in many of Florida’s spring systems. The nutrients are naturally present in the water and necessary for the healthy growth of plant and animal life, but an excess can lead to complications such as rapid algal growth, habitat smothering and oxygen depletion.
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