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Annawood Septic to Sewer Conversion Project

The Annawood 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 the Annawood Subdivision, 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: .

Fill out and return this form to “Connect to Protect”:  Annawood Connection Form 
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.

To help ensure eligibility for the Central Sewer Connection Funding, homeowners must complete and return form to Felton Ard, P.E. (contact information below) by June 18, 2018. You will receive a telephone call letting you know that you have been added to the list of those who have agreed to “connect to protect”.

For more information on the Annawood Central Sewer Connection project, click here


Project Schedule:

Neighborhood sign-up meeting
May 17, 2018
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Intersection of Susan Avenue and Annawood Drive

Estimated design and permitting complete
February 2019

Estimated construction begins
June 2019

Estimated construction completion
June 2020

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