Septic Graywater & Reef Health (fwd)

Coral Health and Monitoring Program coral at
Thu Nov 21 08:36:01 EST 1996

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Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 08:06:42 +0800 
From: DON BAKER <suniwan at> 
To: coral at 
Subject: Septic Graywater & Reef Health 

Dear CoralList Members, 

With the increase of tourist resort development throughout the tropical 
world - even though these resorts may stress being "eco-friendly" - there 
is a problem with a simple fact of human existence near a reef; flushing 

Certainly a few people may be acceptable but add a resort with 80 rooms 
situated on a reef platform without a suitable "graywater" distribution 
and collection system - and having 80% annual occupancy....... 

In ref. [Walker and Ormond 1982]; eutrophication because of wastewater 
affection....can anyone else on this list present their brief comments on 
this subject?  Perhaps give some examples of how a resort has "wasted" a 
nearby reef with this graywater or outright direct discharge?  Any "best 
fit" systems?  Companies that specialize in this type of waste system 

Please EMail me direct rather than on this ListServe as long comments may 
not be of interest to other members. 

Many thanks, 

Don Baker 
suniwan at 

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