Longwood Will Replace Septic Tanks Near Wekiwa Springs
Longwood is getting more than $800,000 to replace septic tanks near Wekiwa Springs State Park.
One hundred septic tanks will be replaced, eliminating some 3,600 pounds of nutrients annually from Wekiwa Springs. It’s part of a $57 million state investment in springs this fiscal year.
Orange County rejected similar funding because of concern about cost-effectiveness.
Nutrients from leaking septic tanks and fertilizers are a primary cause for the algae blooms and other problems plaguing Florida’s waterways.