Beverly Hills Septic Tank Phaseout Project

The goal of this construction project is to make the community even better by improving our service and reliability to your neighborhood. Start and Completion dates are subject to change and do not include final restoration of the project area. Thank you in advance for your patience!

Project Objective

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).

Please note, upcoming construction in the area (beginning 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.

70% Owner Approval Required

In order for the project to move forward, the 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.

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. 

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 projectoutreach@jea.com. We can email, mail or fax the documents to you (notarization of the documents is required).

Overall Owner Approval

Owner Approval as of March 2020 - 81%

Approval Threshold70%

Project Update - September 2020

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: Summer 2022*
    • Forecasted Construction Completion Date: Fall 2023*
    • 90% of design has been completed
  • Beverly Hills West  
    • Forecasted Construction Date: Summer 2021*
    • Forecasted Construction Completion Date: Fall 2023*
    • Design and permitting have been completed

*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.

Proposed Project Boundary

The proposed project boundary map shown depicts a preliminary design model only and is highly subject to change.

Beverly Hills East and West Map 5.17.21

 

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 Meeting - May 27th

City Council Member Ju’Coby Pittman, the City of Jacksonville and JEA invite you to a pre-construction kick-off meeting to discuss plans for the Beverly Hills West Septic Tank Phase Out Project. The meeting will provide the opportunity to learn more about the project and what residents can expect during construction. There will be a brief presentation followed by time for questions, answers and public comment.

This public meeting will be held at the Jean Ribault High School Auditorium, 3701 Winton Drive on Thursday, May 27, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.