Woodside Heights Septic to Sewer Conversion Project

The Woodside Heights Subdivision will benefit from a partially grant-funded septic-to-sewer conversion. Leon County has been investing millions of dollars in the Primary Springs Protection Zone to help improve water quality by transitioning hundreds of septic tanks to central sewer. Specific to Woodside Heights, the value of this work has been estimated at approximately $10,000 per home.

By hooking up now under the grant program, your family will save the expense of any future connection. Your connection to central sewer now could save you thousands of dollars while helping to preserve our water supply and protect the groundwater that flows to Wakulla Springs. To make this opportunity possible, Leon County used match dollars to leverage millions of dollars in funding from the State of Florida.

What is this going to cost me?
Once you are connected to the central sewer system, you will begin receiving a monthly sewer bill that is based on your monthly water consumption. The ongoing expense to homeowner is estimated to be:

    • The average sewer bill for residents in the County is approximately $66 per month.
    • If you decide not to connect, you will still receive a monthly sewer bill or “readiness to serve” charge of approximately $29.

If you are currently on a private water well, once you are connected to City water, your bill will include a water charge. The average monthly water bill for residents in the County is approximately $25.

The following expenses will be paid by Leon County and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Estimated at $10,000/home):

    • Connection to home & associated fees
    • Abandonment of septic tank(s)
    • Restoration of yard

Payment for the above expenses will only occur during the grant period.

If you agree to connect to central sewer and are currently on a private water well, your home will be connected to the City of Tallahassee water system and your well will be properly abandoned. The project will cover the cost of this work, including permitting and City system charges. This could save you more than $5,500 in addition to the savings for the sewer connection.

To check if your address is eligible for a grant-funded septic-to-sewer project, visit: www.LeonCountyFL.gov/WoodsideHeightsMap.

Fill out and return this form to “Connect to Protect”:  Woodside Heights Connection Form

To help ensure eligibility for the Central Sewer Connection Funding, homeowners must complete and return form to Felton Ard, P.E. (contact information below).

Project Schedule:

Construction begins
May 2018

Estimated construction completion
August 2019

Project Contact:
Felton Ard, P.E.
Customer Support Engineer
Leon County Public Works
2280 Miccosukee Rd., Tall., FL 32308
Email: LeonCountySprings@LeonCountyFL.gov
Phone: (850) 606-1515
Fax: (850) 606-1501