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Seminole County ramps up studies for proposed septic to sewer conversions

SEMINOLE COUNTY – Seminole County commissioners met Tuesday on the topic of converting homeowners who are on septic tanks to sewer.

This process is in its very early stages, as Tuesday’s presentation on this topic was the first of many

Staff say they’ve identified at least 26,000 septic tanks in the entire county

The county is working with a consulting firm to conduct engineering studies on where septic tanks are in the county as well as developing a septic to sewer program for the county to discuss.

The county started this process in 2019, and Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine says this is a something that will benefit everyone in the county.

According to CHA Consulting Firm, converting a septic tank to a central sewer would eliminate direct discharge to groundwater and Wekiwa Springs.