Program Mission

Science shows that septic tanks in certain locations, with specific soil conditions, are a contributor to nutrients and other pollutants entering our natural waterways, also called “surface waters.” This may occur even if the septic tank is properly functioning.

This new Septic Tank Abandonment and Well Elimination Program will reduce pollutants – namely, Total Nitrogen (TN) – that is discharged to Silver Springs, through the abandonment of septic tank systems and elimination of wells.

Program Overview

This program is to improve the health of Silver Springs, the Silver River, and its tributaries by reducing nutrient inputs to the river that cause algal blooms and kills fish. The Septic Tank Abandonment and Well Elimination Program is one of several components to meet mandates required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). 

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Septic Tank & Well Elimination Program,

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