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 maximized the points in our grant application that has been submitted to the St. Johns River Water Management District that will fund one-third of the construction cost of the project.

Having secured a commitment from a homeowner for the location of the future lift station, the project has now reached the 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.

On February 27, 2019, a second meeting was held with neighborhood citizens to provide a project update. View a copy of the Sylvan Estates Public Meeting Presentation 2-27-19 (PDF) from the meeting.

Also, at the meeting, homeowners requested that the potential lateral locations for each property be placed on this website.  The proposed locations of homeowner laterals are shown in this document:

Sylvan Estates Lateral Drawings 2-14-19 (PDF)

The City is now seeking temporary construction easements from each of the 59 Sylvan Drive homeowners who will receive new sewer service.  As of April 10, the city has received 36 signed temporary construction easements back.  For those homeowners who have not yet signed this document, the City offers no cost notary service at City Hall weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On April 9, the Board of Directors of the St. Johns River Water Management District approved the City's construction grant application in the amount of $674,629.  This final piece of the project funding puzzle will be available after October 1, so this fall the City plans on sending the project out for competitive construction bids, awarding the bid to the lowest bidding responsible contractor, and getting underway with the construction.

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.