Sea-Level Rise to Reduce Effectiveness of Home Septic Systems

Sea-Level Rise to Reduce Effectiveness of Home Septic Systems

KINGSTON, R.I. — A team of researchers from the University of Rhode Island is recommending that state and federal officials rethink the regulations for the installation and management of home septic systems, especially in coastal zones, in light of research they conducted that demonstrated that warming temperatures and rising sea levels will reduce the effectiveness of conventional septic systems.

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