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Connections to the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater System are scheduled to commence in 2015. Information regarding the connection process including connection instructions, funding assistance, issuance of connection notifications as well as information on the option to convert a septic tank into a cistern are all provided below.
The below connection packets are intended to provide the basic information needed to connect a home to the central wastewater system. If you are unsure of which type of connection you have, (gravity or low pressure) please go to “What Type of Service Connection Do I Have?” in the Overview tab or click here.
- Gravity Connection Packet (PDF, 1.3 MB)
- Low Pressure Connection Packet (PDF, 1.1 MB)
- Multi-structure and Commercial Connection Requirement Summary (PDF, 303 KB)
- Plumbers and Electricians Who Attended the Contractor Connection Meeting (PDF, 53 KB)
- Connection Workshop Schedule (PDF, 937 KB)
For homeowner education a three part video series is provided to demonstrate the gravity connection process and the septic tank abandonment process. To view the videos please click on the Wastewater Connection Demonstration Video link in the box to the right.
In general, any non-single family residential properties with more than one building will require a Florida Department of environmental Protection (FDEP) wastewater collection system permit to connect to a central sewer system. For more information on FDEP permitting, please click on the document below:
Sewer Connection Funding Assistance
Funding assistance is available for income-eligible single-family and multi-family housing units located in Monroe County. Additional details can be found here. CDBG grant information
Septic Tank to Cistern Conversion Option
One of the benefits of connecting to the Central Wastewater System is the opportunity it provides to convert your septic tank into a cistern. For slightly more than the cost of septic tank abandonment you can utilize your tank to capture rainwater for use in landscape watering, car washing, boat washing, motor flushing, and pressure washing. Rebates up to $500 are available. See the links below for additional information.