Riverview Septic Tank Phase Out Project

Project Objective

The City of Jacksonville, working in partnership with JEA, has initiated a project to eliminate existing septic tank systems in the Riverview neighborhood. The intent of this project is to improve the quality of life in the Riverview area, 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, is part of a larger program that involves the full installation of sewer pipes, proper abandonment of existing septic system(s), connection to the new sewer systems and payment of all associated permits and fees at no cost to the property owner. 

Property Owner Participation and Requirements

For the project to move forward, the City of Jacksonville requires the consent of at least 70% of the legal property owners identified within the project limits. 

To participate in the program, 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)

Next Steps

As mentioned above, the proposed project will need to be voted on by eligible property owners in the Riverview community before the project is designed/engineered, bid and constructed.

Please note that this process will take time and the physical connections to the JEA system in the Riverview neighborhood will be several years away. Anyone currently having issues with their septic system is highly encouraged to make the necessary repairs.

Public Meetings

The COJ and JEA will be working together to communicate information about the project. In the next few months, eligible property owners will receive a notification by mail and email informing them that their property is located within the proposed project boundary, and inviting them to attend an informational public meeting about the proposed project. 

Future Updates

The COJ and JEA do not have any additional details on the proposed project at this time. However, information on this project and public meetings will be communicated in the coming months.