New Approach To Jacksonville Septic Tanks Could Phase Out More Neighborhoods Sooner

Jacksonville has always known that removing septic tanks from neighborhoods would be a tremendous investment of time and money, making it a public job the equivalent of performing root canal surgeries in dozens of communities.

A long-awaited report from JEA shows how Jacksonville could save hundreds of millions of dollars from the high cost of getting rid of septic tanks in 32 of these neighborhoods by using a different approach to sewer to homes.

JEA has estimated that these neighborhoods would cost about $ 1 billion to maintain, but that cost would drop to $ 743 million through the use of vacuum sewer technology, the report shows.

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.

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