Michigan Local Health Authorities Wary of Septic Bill Mandates Without Funding

Health departments do not currently have staff to carry out the bill’s orders, local officials say.

Diseases of Poverty Identified in Alabama County Burdened by Poor Sanitation

Study finds “shocking” incidence of parasite infections in Lowndes County.

Climate Change Will Cripple Coastal Septic Systems

Backyard units need to adapt to changing environmental conditions. By…

Septic Systems Contaminate Drinking Water Wells on Cape Cod

Pharmaceuticals, flame retardants, and other organic compounds found in small concentrations in household drinking water.

America’s Septic System Failures Can Be Fixed

Solutions require new thinking about wastewater treatment By…

Hookworm Infections and Sanitation Failures Plague Rural Alabama

New civil rights movement emerges around septic system pollution   By…

Septic System Pollution Contributes to Disease Outbreaks

More research and funding is needed to help understand the severity By…

Infographic: Nitrogen Pollution Is Killing Long Island Ecosystems

Seagrass, shellfish, wetlands, and fish are dying in the Peconic…

Ecosystems Are Dying as Long Island Contends With a Nitrogen Bomb

Septic systems and nitrogen pollution are killing the island's…

America’s Spreading Septic Threat

Failing septic systems produce disease outbreaks, algae blooms,…