Additional Strategies to Reduce Phosphorus in the Falls Lake Watershed

Author(s): Claire Williamson

Published: August 2010

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Publication Type: Working Paper

Phosphorus is an important element for plant growth but is a pollutant when there is too much in water. North Carolina is working to reduce the amount of phosphorus pollution in its waters. One strategy used by a few other states and communities is to regulate phosphorus in turf fertilizers and automatic dish detergents.