Phase out septic systems where appropriate to protect public health and water quality.


WS-12.1 Conduct an assessment to identify septic systems that are vulnerable to failure, or pose a threat to public health or water quality due to current and future high groundwater levels.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments


WS-12.2 Develop funding mechanisms to help homeowners with the cost of properly maintaining existing septic tanks and septic-to-sewer conversion.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments

WS-12.3 Advocate for the strengthening of Rule 62-6, Florida Administrative Code, “Standards for Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems” and Rule 62-330, Florida Administrative Code, “Environmental Resource Permitting Rules for Stormwater Design and Operation” to increase water quality protections.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments, advocacy organizations