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. Hurricanes and floods: Meeting the resource needs of private well owners — June 8, 2018
  2. Septic systems: What should you do when a flood occurs? — May 4, 2018
  3. Test your well water at least once a year: Keep your water and your family well — March 18, 2018
  4. Maximize your farm’s energy savings with FDACS’ free energy evaluations and cost share program — January 19, 2018
  5. Water conservation crucial under current drought conditions in Florida — June 3, 2017

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Hurricanes and floods: Meeting the resource needs of private well owners

As hurricane season is upon us again, I wanted to share the results of work that UF/IFAS Extension staff did with collaborators from Virginia Tech and Texas A&M University to help private well owners impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey last year. This work highlights just how important it is to be prepared for this …

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Septic systems: What should you do when a flood occurs?

Approximately 30% of Florida’s population relies on septic systems, or onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS), to treat and dispose of household wastewater. This includes all water from bathrooms and kitchens, and laundry machines. When properly maintained, septic systems can last 25-30 years, and maintenance costs are relatively low. In a nutshell, the most …

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Test your well water at least once a year: Keep your water and your family well

An estimated 2.5 million Floridians (approximately 12% of the population) rely on private wells for home consumption, which includes water for drinking, cooking, bathing, washing, toilet flushing and other needs. While public water systems are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure safe drinking water, private wells are not regulated. Private well …

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Maximize your farm’s energy savings with FDACS’ free energy evaluations and cost share program

Maximize your farm’s energy savings with FDACS’ free energy evaluations and cost share program The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Energy is currently offering free energy evaluations and cost share funds to increase on-farm energy efficiency to agricultural producers in Florida. This includes all types of operations, such as row …

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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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