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Resources are documents from various sources that will provide in depth discussions of the issues and actions surrounding the septic system controversy. These documents have been selected and, will be continuously updated, so that the reader can search for a more complete history and understanding of the following topics: science, the search for solutions, legislative history, bureaucratic actions, position papers, presentations, helpful hints and more. Please contact andrea@thesludgereport.org if you do not find what you are searching for – we will try to help.


Basin Management Action Plans are tasked with developing remediation plans for impaired springs and waterways.  Groups are geographically focused and allow both citizen, industry and governmental participation.

A short list of things you can do to extend the life of your septic system and avoid premature failure.

Five simple modules on what is nitrogen, the errors made in determining the impact from septic systems, how the principle Florida agencies governing water quality are affecting you and important questions you should be asking local, State and vendors about proposed solutions.

A summary of the inspection requirements added to House Bill 1263 in 2012. This bill replaced SB 550 (2010) which mandated state-wide inspections.  FDOH rules governing inspections were rejected by homeowners and the TRAP advisory committee.  The new bill put into statute the pass/fail criteria for septic system inspections.  This summary spells out those rules which protect the property rights of a homeowner and assure that the inspection requirements do not exceed reasonable standards.

Describes the original mission and purpose of Tri-County Association, a group of homeowner associations and individuals in the Wekiva Study Area formed as a lobbying group to protect homeowner property rights. Tri-County Association was merged into Coalition for Property Rights February 12, 2013.

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