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Beverly Hills Septic Tank Phaseout Project
The City of Jacksonville, working in partnership with JEA, initiated a program to eliminate existing septic tank systems throughout the City. The intent of this project is to improve the quality of life in the Beverly Hills, Lake Forest Hills and Ribault Manor areas and to reduce the amount of harmful nutrients that often find their way into the St. Johns River and other local waterways.
This program, jointly funded by the City of Jacksonville and JEA, will involve the full installation of sewer pipes, proper abandonment of existing septic system(s), connection to the new sewer system and payment of all associated permits and fees at no cost to the property owner. Once connected to the sewer system, property owners would only be required to pay a monthly JEA sewer bill (in addition to their monthly JEA electric and water bill).
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.
Please note, construction that took place in the area in September 2020 was related to the Beverly Hills Water & Sewer Improvement Project. JEA installed a new sanitary sewer force main and replacing an existing water main in the Beverly Hills and Christobel neighborhoods. The completion of the new sewer force main was critical for providing service to the Beverly Hills (West) Septic Tank Phase Out project.
70% Owner Approval Required
In order for the project to move forward, the City of Jacksonville required consent of at least 70% of the legal property owners identified within the project limits. After the 70% threshold was met on May 9, 2018 the City of Jacksonville and JEA were able to move forward with the project's design, engineering and construction.
Letters were mailed to eligible property owners notifying them that their property is located within the eligible neighborhood along with invitations to informational town meetings.
Property owners that do not sign up for the program will be responsible for any future connection costs should the septic system fail. Failure to connect will result in a $21.15 monthly charge for sewer system availability.
If you have not already met with us to complete the necessary documents to ensure your property is included in this project, contact us today at (904)-665-7500, Option 1 or email@example.com. We can email, mail or fax the documents to you (notarization of the documents is required).
Overall Owner Approval
Eligible property owners must complete a Temporary Construction Easement (TCE) allowing JEA and our contractor to perform work on private property to abandon the septic tank(s) and connect the home or business to the new JEA water and sewer lines. View Example Documents Participating Property Owners Will Complete (PDF)
For the project to move forward, the City of Jacksonville required the consent of at least 70% of the legal property owners identified within the project limits.
Current Owner Approval Percentage - 86%
Unimproved properties (properties with their own individual Real Estate number and without a structure) or without a septic tank at the time of project design will have a water and sewer service installed in the right-of-way for future connection at the property owner’s expense.
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 will be responsible for the monthly water and sewer bill.
Once the 70% participation threshold is reached, any property owners that do not sign up for the program will be responsible for any future connection costs should the septic system fail. Failure to connect will result in a $21.15 monthly charge for sewer system availability.
Please contact JEA’s Project Outreach team at (904) 665-7500 if you are interested in signing up for this program and have not already signed a TCE.
The City of Jacksonville, working in partnership with JEA, has initiated a program designed to eliminate the septic tank systems in the Beverly Hills neighborhood.
Due to the size of the project area, design and construction will be completed in two phases:
- Beverly Hills East
- Forecasted Construction Start Date: Fall 2023*
- Forecasted Construction Completion Date: Winter 2024*
- 90% of design has been completed
- Beverly Hills West
- Construction Date: Summer 2021*
- Forecasted Construction Completion Date: Winter 2023*
*These dates are highly subject to change.
JEA will provide additional information to customers in both phases and hold a neighborhood meeting prior to construction starting in each phase.
Please note, current construction in the area (began in September 2020) is related to the Beverly Hills Water & Sewer Improvement Project. JEA will be installing a new sanitary sewer force main and replacing an existing water main in the Beverly Hills and Christobel neighborhoods. The completion of the new sewer force main is critical for providing service to the Beverly Hills (West) Septic Tank Phase Out project.
The project boundary map shown depicts a preliminary design model only and is highly subject to change.
Current Septic Tank Issues
Anyone currently having issues with their septic system is highly encouraged to make the necessary repairs, as physical connections to the JEA system as part of this program will not occur for several months after initial construction begins.
Pre-Construction Public Meetings
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 West Septic Tank Phase Out Project on May 27, 2021. The pre-construction kick-off meeting for Beverly Hills East was held on October 19, 2022. These meetings provided the opportunity to learn more about the project and what residents could expect during construction. There was a brief presentation followed by time for questions, answers and public comment.
If you have any questions about the Beverly Hills Septic Tank Phaseout Project, please contact JEA Project Outreach at (904) 665-7500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.