Andrea Albertin

Author's details

Name: Andrea Albertin
Date registered: October 27, 2016

Biography

Dr. Andrea Albertin is the Northwest Regional Specialized Agent in Water Resources.

Latest posts

  1. Water conservation crucial under current drought conditions in Florida — June 3, 2017
  2. Maintain Your Septic System to Save Money and Reduce Water Pollution — April 29, 2017
  3. Slow the flow: Why should we care about stormwater runoff? — March 11, 2017

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Water conservation crucial under current drought conditions in Florida

The Florida Panhandle received much needed rain this week, helping to alleviate dry conditions in many areas of the region. However, drought conditions persist in the rest of Florida. According to the US Drought Monitor drought conditions range from moderate in north central Florida to dire in the south-central portion of the state. Precipitation is …

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Maintain Your Septic System to Save Money and Reduce Water Pollution

One third of homes in Florida rely on septic systems, or onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS), to treat and dispose of household wastewater, which includes wastewater from bathrooms, kitchen sinks and laundry machines. When properly maintained, septic systems can last 25-30 years, and maintenance costs are relatively low. A general rule of thumb …

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Slow the flow: Why should we care about stormwater runoff?

Stormwater runoff is water from rainfall that flows along the land surface. This runoff usually finds its way into the nearest ditch or water body, such as a river, stream, lake or pond. Generally speaking, in natural undeveloped areas only 10% of rainfall is runoff. About 40% returns to the atmosphere though evapotranspiration, which is …

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