Section of completed VCAPS diagram

Sample section of the Nags Head VCAPS diagram showing the connection between a decrease in the unsaturated zone to multiple stressors that ultimately contribute to septic system malfunction and potential failure. The septic system failures could result in impacts to water quality and, over time, could even lead to human health impacts. Click the image for a larger view.

Diagram courtesy of North Carolina Sea Grant. Used with permission.

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7 March 2019 - 1:50pm