The experts claim that the new $22,500+ nitrogen reduction septic systems will reduce 65%+ nitrogen. However, in the real world, the nitrogen reduction septic systems operating here in Florida for the past 19 years have only averaged 33% nitrogen reduction. That’s 17% “LESS” nitrogen reduction than a modern $8,000 conventional septic system.
What has been purposely left out of the public conversations about the nitrogen reduction septic systems, is their difficulty to maintain 65%+ nitrogen reduction on private properties! And, the odds of the enhanced nitrogen reduction systems getting their required and expensive maintenance when forced on homeowners living pay check to pay check!
Nitrogen reduction septic system maintenance is never discussed in public meetings, which is ironic considering that maintenance is the only thing keeping septic system nitrogen contamination to the absolute minimum. “It is not the septic system type that removes nitrogen, it’s the septic system’s maintenance!”
The more complicated, expensive and repetitive you make the maintenance, the more difficult it becomes for the septic system to meet its nitrogen reduction claims, especially when forced on homeowners living pay check to pay check!
The enhanced type septic system program for the BMAP areas is not new, it’s been around for a long time and it failed miserably! Everything you are being told today about the “new” nitrogen reduction septic systems is the same song and dance promised 19 years ago, and it failed!
Our state agencies will spend hundreds of millions of your public and private funds over the next 20 years by mandating the installation of nitrogen reduction septic systems they know will not deliver. They are ignoring the systems history of poor performance, somehow expecting a different result!