Virtual Public Meeting

Citrus County is inviting residents to participate in a virtual public meeting on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., that will help guide a countywide study to find the most cost-effective options to improve groundwater quality. Residents, property owners, and business owners within Citrus County are encouraged to attend.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide general information and receive public comment regarding the Citrus County Wastewater Treatment Feasibility Analysis. Project team members will also be available to answer project-related questions and concerns.

To register and access the virtual public meeting, please click here, or scan the QR code:

To access the meeting by telephone, please dial the following phone number and enter the access code below when prompted:

Phone Number: 1-877-309-2071

Access Code: 858-000-746

The Citrus County Wastewater Treatment Feasibility Analysis will identify opportunities to protect our shared groundwater sources and improve water quality in the Crystal River/Kings Bay and Chassahowitzka-Homosassa Springs. As identified in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs), these springs have been impacted by increased nitrogen levels and require additional protections to ensure their conservation and restoration.

The study will determine which pollution reduction or “remediation” methods are most effective for each Primary Focus Area (PFA). The PFA is the area that is deemed to have the most immediate impact on the groundwater flowing to the springs. Plans will then be developed that identify areas that would benefit from the installation of wastewater collection systems or the conversion of existing septic systems to advanced septic systems. These plans are meant to reduce nitrogen discharge from septic systems by upgrading those systems or connecting property to the wastewater collection system and thus enhancing groundwater quality.

The Citrus County Wastewater Treatment Feasibility Analysis will benefit the community by

  • Restoring and protecting the County’s natural environment
  • Maintaining the health of groundwater resources including our drinking water
  • Expanding the availability of sewer services throughout the County
  • Improving recreational experiences at and around our springs, including swimming, fishing, boating, and kayaking
  • Enhancing the economic vitality of the community through tourism and smart development

 

If you would like to learn more about this project, additional information is available on this website or by email at: info@citruscountywastewatertfa.com.