Summary

In 2018, the Florida Legislature appropriated funds for a septic to sewer project within the Doctors Lake watershed. As a community partner, Clay County Utility Authority (CCUA) agreed to work with the Doctors Lake community to implement a septic to sewer project. With the state level focus on water quality by the Governor, the Florida Legislature, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), we anticipate new requirements throughout the state impacting septic systems near water bodies. This project offers residents in the project area an opportunity to convert to centralized sewer with a financial offset to the costs associated with septic tank abandonment and connection to the centralized system.

Streets eligible to participate:

  • Eagle Bay Drive
  • Inlet Lane
  • Quail Run Lane
  • River Place Lane
  • Windwood Lane
  • Woodveil Lane
Maps of Eligible Streets

Meetings and Workshops


Homeowner Information

If you own a parcel in the eligible project area and are interested in participating in the project, you must be signed up and have addressed all homeowner responsibilities.

Forms and Information

Project Schedule

As we near the final stages of construction in the Doctors Lake Septic-to-Sewer conversion project, Clay County Utility Authority (CCUA) would like to thank all residents involved for their patience. We would also like to apologize for the delays that took place during the certain timeframes.

Our contractor is aware of the issues that were caused resulting in these extended delays and is in the process of correcting any previous mistakes made. The first which will be the restoration of your residential road due to any construction damages. During this timeframe, the contractor will be in direct contact with residences notifying them 48 hours prior to any restoration work done to the road, allowing for minimal disturbance in daily routines.

STEPS TO CONNECT TO PUBLIC SEWER

Below are guidelines for the property owner to connect to the public sewer after receiving a Notice to Proceed (NTP) from CCUA.

  1. CCUA Completes Construction
    1. CCUA’s Contractor will finish construction of the sewer project within the County’s right-of-way or through an easement.
  2. Notice to Proceed (NTP)
    1. CCUA will electronically mail (email) and mail each property owner that signed the Developer Agreement and submitted three plumbers quotes a Notice to Proceed (NTP). The NTP is a notification that the property owner can schedule the connection to the sewer with their plumber.
      1. Connection timing will vary based on the contractor’s completion of construction.
      2. To receive granting funding for the connection to the public sewer system. All property owners who signed a Developer Agreement must make connections within the time frame stated on the NTP.
  3. Schedule Licensed Professional
    1. The property owner will schedule the connection to their house to the sewer. The CCUA suggests that property owners understand the approach contractors will use to install their connection on their property, as well as the cost associated with this work prior to commencing any work. If applicable, the hired contractor will obtain all permits for septic tank abandonment, plumbing, etc.
  4. Connect
    1. The property owner or hired contractor will complete the plumbing work on private property, including but not limited to the abandonment of the septic tank and installation of new plumbing to connect the sewer service lateral. The property owner or hired contractor is responsible for all applicable inspections. CCUA will require a grinder pump inspection, prior to unlocking the sewer service, allow 48 hours notice to schedule. (See Contact Information below)
  5. Cost
    1. CCUA along with St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) funds pays for the extension of sewer mains and service laterals.
    2. Options for Private side cost
      1. Submit proof of payment with a detailed invoice for the private side connection for the full and complete performance of the work detailed in the quote, the amount shall not exceed the amount reflected in the NTP. The request shall include the Owner’s acknowledgment that the work is satisfactory per their contract with the Contractor.
      2. Submit a detailed invoice to request payment to the contractor from CCUA for the full and complete performance of the work detailed in the quote, the amount shall not exceed the amount reflected in the NTP. The request shall include the Owner’s acknowledgment that the work is satisfactory per their contract with the Contractor.
    3. The property owners will be responsible for any fees or charges that exceed the NTP amount.

Request shall be submitted to:

Clay County Utility Authority
Attn: Accounts Payable
3176 Old Jennings Road
Middleburg, Florida 32068
Email: septictosewer@clayutility.org

The CCUA will automatically update your billing account to include the sewer base and consumption charges from the date the sewer service is unlocked. Information on CCUA’s current Residential Rates can be found on our website at https://www.clayutility.org/rates/res_rates.aspx

Contact Information


How Septic Tanks Impact the Lake


Planned Project Components


Project Funding


Additional Questions/Information