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Land Application of Organic Fertilizers or Amendments
Applying organic materials to your land can add beneficial nutrients to the soil. But when too much is applied, or when it is applied incorrectly, organic material can cause environmental problems. This publication will ...
Pet Waste Management
About 1 million pounds of dog waste is deposited daily in North Texas alone. That's why proper disposal of pet waste can make a big difference in the environment. 5 photos, 2 pages
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Septic Tank/Soil Absorption Field
For septic tank and soil absorption systems to work properly, homeowners must choose the right kind of system for their household size and soil type, and they must maintain them regularly. This publication explains the ...
Views from the River Front: Rio Grande Decision Makers Rank Water Conservation Strategies
This publication details the results of a survey of elected city officials and water managers in the Rio Grande River Basin of Texas and New Mexico. The participants ranked water conservation strategies for their communities.
Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Responding to Power Outages and Floods
People and the environment can be harmed if a home's onsite wastewater treatment system does not work properly after a flood or power outage. This publication explains the steps to take after such an event to get the system ...
On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems: Graywater
Reusing household water (graywater) to irrigate landscapes is becoming more popular. This publication explains how graywater collection and distribution systems work and what regulations pertain to their use. There are ...
Drinking Water Problems: Nitrates (Spanish)
High levels of nitrates in drinking water can be harmful for very young infants and susceptible adults. This publication explains how people are exposed to nitrates, what are the health effects of nitrates in drinking water ...
Drinking Water Problems: Perchlorate (Spanish)
Perchlorate is a potential contaminate of well water that can have harmful effects on human health. Methods of removing perchlorate from water are described and illustrated. There is information to help well owners select ...
Drinking Water Problems: Radionuclides (Spanish)
Radionuclides in drinking water can cause serious health problems for people. This publication explains what the sources of radionuclides in water are, where high levels have been found in Texas, how they affect health and ...
Drinking Water Problems: Arsenic (Spanish)
High levels of arsenic in drinking water can poison and even kill people. This publication explains the symptoms of arsenic poisoning and common treatment methods for removing arsenic from your water supply.