The Wakulla Springs Basin Working Group held a meeting Tuesday where scientists and cave divers unveiled their latest findings.
They discovered that septic tanks in Woodville are connected to the springs. The nitrogen from the septic tanks drains into the springs, increasing the algae.
"In times past we had to switch from outhouses to the standard septic tank. It's now time in the vulnerable areas of our recharge areas to switch from these standard septic tanks to the new nitrogen removing septic system." said Jim Stevenson, the coordinator for the Wakulla Springs Basin Working Group.
"It's a big problem..It's like dumping fertilizer into our water, in our springs, in our bays," said Lynn Artz, a Wakulla County Resident.
Residents in Woodville are urged to properly maintain their septic tanks. And it's required for any new houses in Wakulla County to have a nitrogen removing septic system.
Cave divers also had good news, they found a new cave which gives them more scientific information to improve protection efforts.