Sylvan Drive Septic to Sewer Project

Sylvan Drive Septic to Sewer Project

The City of West Melbourne engaged the local civil engineering firm Infrastructure Solution Services (ISS) to prepare recommendations for converting the neighborhood from individual septic tanks to the City's sewer system in the Sylvan Drive subdivision. A meeting was held with citizens from the neighborhood on July 31, 2018, to explain the process and gather information from residents. View a copy of the engineers’ slide presentation (PDF) from the meeting.

A form for homeowners' consideration was handed out that gave the engineers an indication of the location of septic tanks and that documents homeowner support for a proposed grant application. View the Septic Tank Location and Project Support form (PDF).

The City is pleased to have received support letters from an impressive 80% of homeowners.  This level of neighborhood support maximizes the points in our grant application to the St. Johns River Water Management District that could fund up to $500,000 of the construction cost of the project.

Having secured a commitment from a homeowner for the location of the future lift station, the project is now nearing conclusion of the engineering design phase, although you may still see survey crews from ISS out in the neighborhood from time to time.  Please extend to the survey team your courtesy and cooperation, and please do not remove any survey stakes the crew places.  These locations are critical for various aspects of the project.

The next all neighborhood meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 2285 Minton Road.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact either City Manager Scott Morgan or Deputy City Manager Keith Mills at 837-7771.  Either would be happy to meet with you at your home to go over project particulars.