REPRESENTATIVE: Nancy or Ed
Mayer Brothers, Inc.
6264 Race Road
Elkridge, MD 21075
Phone: (410) 796-1434
Hoot Current BRF Test Results (Through 1/25/2009)
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See BRF Test Results Above for the Complete Data Set of our Performance
Hoot Systems sold in Maryland do not require Chlorine.
The Bay Restoration Fund is a new part of a 30 year project to restore the Chesapeake Bay by the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware. The goal of the project is to improve the water quality and bring a natural equilibrium back to the bay. Increased levels of Nitrogen have caused algae blooms within the Bay, a process called eutrophication. Eutrophication creates a barrier of algae that chokes off both sunlight and dissolved oxygen from entering the bay. The growth of this algae causes naturally occurring plants and fish to die off because of a lack of sunlight and dissolved oxygen. The bay has square miles of area that are devoid of life because of this pollution. Although this effected area has decreased in recent years, pressure from the growing population surrounding the Bay threatens to reverse these improvements.
While it is arguable that environmental factors such as temperature, rainfall, river flow are caused by mans activities(the controversial "Global Warming"), they are not readily controllable. Mans directly influences the pollution of the Bay from the burning of fossil fuels for energy and transportation, agricultural practices that allow soil and fertilizer run off, livestock contributions from feedlots, coops and lagoon storage of animal wastes and Municipal Wastewater treatment plants, and individual septic systems.
At the onset of the Save the Bay program, Septic Systems were thought to contribute 4% of the nitrogen pollution in the Chesapeake Bay while agricultural activities provided nearly half of the pollution and Municipal Wastewater treatment plants contributed almost 25%. Regulations of commercial fertilizers and better managed farms practicing sustainable crop rotation practices that discourage surface runoff have improved their level of impact on the Bay. Municipal treatment plants are now required to meet nitrogen reduction levels at half of, and in some cases a little as 10% of their previous levels. Also, no additional treatment plant discharges may enter the bay.
These improvements to the major contributors of pollution to the bay have increased Septic Systems role from as little as 4% in the early 80's to as much as 11% today. Now septic systems are being regulated and those that influence the bay in either new construction, or in the case of failing systems, replacement systems, and improvements must meet nitrogen reductions of at least 50% . Funding for the treatment equipment is being provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of these technologies.
Hoot Systems ANR and BNR products are approved for use as Bay Restoration Technologies.