Septic in Brevard
As of 2018, there were an estimated 53,204 septic systems in Brevard County within the Indian River Lagoon watershed. The Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan (SOIRLPP) addresses this (and other) sources of pollution and is committed to reducing
the impact of those systems most likely to increase nutrients making their way to the Indian and Banana River Lagoons. Upgrading to advanced treatment septic systems or connecting to local sewer reduces algae bloom-feeding nitrogen and phosphorous
pollution in the groundwater that migrates to the lagoon.
Septic systems are commonly used where central sewer does not exist. When properly maintained, septic systems are often a safe means of disposing of domestic waste. However, when septic systems are installed over sand or other poor soils close to the
groundwater table or open water, they can be a major contributor of nutrients, bacteria and viruses to the system. Leaky tanks and failing drainfields also contribute to water pollution.
Where are the proposed sewer projects located? We have created a handy tool for you, the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Plan Project Story Map, showing the location of all our proposed projects. Once it opens you can click on tab #4 Septic to Sewer Conversions
to see the areas currently planned to be connected to the sewer system. You may also email IRLProject@brevardfl.gov with any questions.