Newman Lake Advanced Wastewater Treatment Pilot Study
Poor water quality has been a widespread, long-term issue impacting property owners around Newman Lake. Previous studies have shown that stormwater runoff and inadequate septic systems are contributing to elevated nitrogen and phosphorus levels in Newman Lake. Nitrogen and phosphorus are essential for plant and animal growth, but too much of these nutrients can have adverse effects on human health and the environment. Most of the phosphorus loading at Newman Lake is in the form of biological reactive phosphorus and is readily available for immediate algal uptake upon reaching the lake.