Additional Strategies to Reduce Phosphorus in the Falls Lake Watershed

Phosphorus is an important element for plant growth but is a pollutant when there is too much in water. North Carolina, similar to most states, is working to reduce the amount of phosphorus pollution in its waters. One strategy to reduce phosphorus used by a few other states and communities is to regulate phosphorus in turf fertilizers and automatic dish detergents. The states choose to reduce phosphorus in turf fertilizers and dish detergent because phosphorus is unnecessarily used these two products and can be reduced.

Author(s): Claire Williamson

Published: August 2010

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