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Advanced Septic System Pilot Project

The Wakulla Springs Priority Focus Area will benefit from the proposed septic system conversions to advanced treatment drainfields. The State of Florida provided $1.5 million to upgrade septic systems which are not being addressed by the central sewer construction. By converting now under the grant program, your family will save the expense of future upgrade if your property is within the Priority Focus Area and less than one acre in size. Your conversion now could save you thousands of dollars while helping to preserve our water supply and protect the groundwater that flows to Wakulla Springs.

What is this going to cost me?
The following expenses will be paid by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection during the grant period (Estimated at $10,000/home):

  • Drainfield reconstruction & associated fees
  • Connection to septic tank
  • Restoration of yard

Fill out and return this form to “Connect to Protect”: Advanced Septic System Pilot Project
For the septic to sewer / advanced septic system projects, Leon County residents can submit notarized application forms by e-mail to Felton Ard ( to ensure they receive the planned upgrade. Residents unable notarize their applications due to COVID-19 can still submit forms by email and County staff will follow up with residents to finalize the application once the COVID-19 emergency measures have been rescinded.