Beverly Hills (East) Septic Tank Phase Out Project

Estimated Dates & Work Schedule

Anticipated Start Date: 2022-11-21
Anticipated End Date: 2024-11-30

Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.*

*In some circumstances, evenings and weekends may be required. 

Project Objective

In partnership with the City of Jacksonville, a contractor working for JEA (J. B. Coxwell Contracting, Inc.) is continuing work in your neighborhood to install new water and sanitary sewer lines as part of the Beverly Hills East Septic Tank Phase Out project. The intent of this project is to improve the quality of life in your area while also helping to reduce the amount of harmful nutrients that can often find their way into the St. Johns River and other local waterways.

This project, jointly funded by the City of Jacksonville (COJ) and JEA, involves the installation of new sanitary sewer infrastructure in the City’s rights-of-way and easements, proper abandonment of existing septic tank(s), and the installation and connection of new sewer lines on private property. JEA will also be replacing and upgrading the existing water system in the COJ right-of-way (not private property) while the new sewer system is installed. 

All JEA connection fees and associated permit fees will be paid for by the program at no cost to the property owner. If you know you have a separate grey water system (water used for washing only) please call us so that we can make plans to abandon and tie in this system at the same time.

Unimproved properties (properties without a structure at the time of construction) or without a septic tank will have a sewer service installed in the right-of-way for future connection at the property owner’s expense. 

Eligible property owners must complete a Temporary Construction Easement (TCE) form allowing JEA and our contractor permission to perform work on your private property to abandon the septic tank(s) and connect the home or business to the new JEA sewer lines. If you have not already completed the documents necessary to participate in the program, please contact JEA Project Outreach at 665-7500 or projectoutreach@jea.com.

JEA will manage the construction of the project, and operate and maintain the water and sewer systems once they are installed. The JEA account holder for the property will be responsible for the monthly sewer and water bill once connection has been made at the end of the construction project.

Note: Only one water/sewer connection per parcel is included in this project (parcels are identified with a unique Real Estate number assigned by the Duval County Property Appraiser). Unimproved properties (properties with their own individual Real Estate number and without a structure at time of project construction) or without a septic tank will have a water and sewer service (stub out) installed in the right-of-way for future connection at the property owner’s expense. 

Construction Conditions

Construction is being completed in multiple phases, which will allow the contractor to control active work areas while completing restoration in other areas of the project. Construction of the new sanitary sewer pump station at the corner of Ribault Scenic Drive and Breton Road continues and should be substantially completed in the next few months. 

Starting on Monday, February 6, 2023contractor crews began the process of preparing roads for the installation of the new water and sewer lines by milling (removing layers of the old asphalt) the pavement on both Merivale Road and Breton Road. These roads will have limited access while the new sewer and water infrastructure is installed. Sections of driveways, curbs, sidewalks and grass will be removed and replaced following the installation and testing/clearance of the new water and sewer lines.  

The contractor will make every effort to have driveways accessible during the early morning, evening hours and weekends. In some cases this may not be possible due to construction conditions. Residents will be notified in advance by the contractor to allow for removal or relocation of vehicles prior to any work that may temporarily block a driveway. This will usually occur during regular work hours (Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

If you require special assistance during this time, please contact JEA Project Outreach at 665-7500 so that arrangements can be made for you.   

Once the water and sewer lines are installed and cleared for use, JEA will notify you prior to licensed plumbers coming on your property to abandon your septic tank and connect you to the new water and sewer systems.  

Project Boundary Map

 Beverly East Project Map

Current Septic Tank Issues

Anyone currently having issues with their septic system is highly encouraged to make the necessary repairs, as any physical connections to the JEA system as part of this program will be several years away. 

Public Town Meeting - October 19, 2022

City Council Member Ju’Coby Pittman, the City of Jacksonville and JEA held a pre-construction kick-off meeting to discuss plans for the Beverly Hills East Septic Tank Phase Out Project. This meeting provided residents the opportunity to learn more about the project and can be expected during construction. There was a brief presentation followed by time for question, answers and public comment. 

This meeting was held at the Jean Ribault High School Auditorium located at 3701 Winton Drive on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

Property owners that have not completed the required documents can still contact JEA to participate.

If you have additional questions regarding this project or to sign up for the program, please contact JEA Project Outreach at 904-665-7500 or projectoutreach@jea.com

Restoration of the Project Area

Restoration of the project area will begin after the new sewer and water lines have been installed, tested and cleared for use. Upon completion of the project, any areas disturbed by construction will be returned to their pre-construction condition.

Progress Photos

Beverly Hills East Pump Station Progress Photo