Florida HB1379 – What does it mean to you?
The major topics in the bill include wastewater treatment, onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDSs), sanitary sewer services, basin management action plans (BMAPs), the wastewater grant program, the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), and the acquisition of state lands.
What you need to know:
- On lots one acre or less where sewer is not available, new OSTDSs must be an enhanced system or other treatment system that achieves at least 65% nitrogen reduction.
Indian River Lagoon:
- Prohibits new OSTDSs (unless previously permitted) within the IRL Protection Program area beginning January 1, 2024, where a central sewerage system is available. For new developments where sewer is not available, only enhanced nutrient-reducing OSTDSs will be authorized.
- Requires any commercial or residential property with an existing OSTDS located within the IRL Protection Program area to connect to central sewer or upgrade to an enhanced nutrient-reducing OSTDS or other wastewater treatment system that achieves at least 65% nitrogen reduction by July 1, 2030.
Wastewater Grant Program:
- State funding is available as well as county funding in areas like Brevard and Volusia Counties.
Contact us for further assistance and to learn more about how the Delta Treatment Systems’ ECOPOD line of OSTDS products for advanced wastewater treatment can address the needs of these new requirements.