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In May 2018, Leon County began construction on the first of five septic-to-sewer projects in southside Leon County located in the Wakulla Springs Priority Focus Area to improve water quality for citizens. By leveraging more than $8 million dollars to date from the State of Florida, Leon County will convert septic tanks to central sewer, removing nutrients from the ground water and protecting precious natural resources.

The State of Florida also funded an Advanced Septic System Pilot Project to upgrade septic systems outside of septic-to-sewer project areas. These upgraded systems will also reduce nutrients flowing to our ground water.

Since 2005, studies have shown that septic systems are negatively impacting our fragile Florida environment. Locally, it has been proven that failing septic systems in Leon County are contributing to degradation of water quality in Wakulla Springs.

By participating with the grant programs, citizens will save the expense of any future connection. Connection to central sewer could save 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.

Participation in the advanced septic system project also saves the property owner the expense of upgrading septic systems while improving water quality discharged into our groundwater.

To check if your address is eligible for a grant-funded septic-to-sewer or advanced septic system project, visit the eligibility map. Please note, only certain addresses located in the Priority Focus Area are eligible for sanitary sewer connection.

For more information about the on-going projects, visit the project webpages:

For more information, contact:

Felton Ard, P.E.
Customer Support Engineer
Leon County Public Works
2280 Miccosukee Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: (850) 606-1515
Fax: (850) 606-1501

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