Bonnie Tapp

April 13, 2017

Fort Ewell Siphon

The piping of 1,900 feet on the Fort Ewell Siphon has been completed. PVC pipe was installed to replace the pre-existing concrete pipe which had numerous leaks. The piping project […]
January 9, 2017

Tommy Fey

May 24, 1944 – January 5, 2017 Frederick “Tommy” Fey went to be with his Lord on January 5, 2017 at age 72. He died from complications of heart disease […]
August 12, 2016

Valves at Medina Dam and Releasing Water

BMA has received a question today regarding the valves at Medina Dam and releasing water. BMA is releasing water from the Medina Lake System for irrigation needs and to attain […]
February 4, 2016

December Landowner Letter

December 18, 2015 Dear Landowner, The BMA Board of Directors amended the BMA water delivery policy at the December 14, 2015 regularly scheduled board meeting. The BMA Board reviewed the […]
January 28, 2016

Septic Systems Contaminate Drinking Water Wells on Cape Cod

THURSDAY, 28 JANUARY 2016 16:44 Pharmaceuticals, flame retardants, and other organic compounds found in small concentrations in household drinking water. Photo courtesy of Landsat With sandy soils and clusters of […]
December 21, 2015

America’s Septic System Failures Can Be Fixed

MONDAY, 21 DECEMBER 2015 05:30 Solutions require new thinking about wastewater treatment By Brett Walton Circle of Blue America’s septic systems are failing to protect human health and ecosystems from […]
December 17, 2015

Hookworm Infections and Sanitation Failures Plague Rural Alabama

THURSDAY, 17 DECEMBER 2015 06:00 New civil rights movement emerges around septic system pollution By Brett Walton Circle of Blue A measure of desperation and disease, parasitic infections caused by […]
December 9, 2015

Medina Lake OSSF updated study by URS

In 2004 URS carried out a study for the Bexar Medina Atascosa Water District (BMA) in order to identify properties which were likely to have on-site sewage facilities (OSSFs). These properties, if built after 1997 would be required to comply with regulation governing the construction and maintenance of OSSFs in Texas. The study was commissioned following a rise in fecal coliform levels in Medina Lake and concern from BMA that OSSFs were a potential source of contamination of the lake.
November 25, 2015

Septic System Pollution Contributes to Disease Outbreaks

WEDNESDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2015 13:18 More research and funding is needed to help understand the severity By Brett Walton Circle of Blue Drip by drip, septic systems, both faulty units […]
November 4, 2015

Ecosystems Are Dying as Long Island Contends With a Nitrogen Bomb

WEDNESDAY, 04 NOVEMBER 2015 05:00 Septic systems and nitrogen pollution are killing the island’s marine heritage By Brett Walton Circle of Blue Thousands of dead bunker fish and hundreds of […]