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Manasota Key Sewers
Posted on Mar 7th, 2011

The Englewood Water District intends to install sewers on Manasota Key, and from our last information, EWD plans to start engineering as soon as 2013. The estimated cost will be substantial, $20,000 to $24,000 per property owner. This cost is an obligation of the property owner. In addition, a monthly cost proportional to your water usage is assessed. The Minimum Monthly Sewer Cost is a base fee of $22.72, plus the sewage usage fee, which is $3.00 per 1000 gallons of water usage.
 
If Manasota Key is to avoid sewers, the only viable alternative is properly operating improved septic systems.
 
To attend a seminar the about Sewage Nitrogen Reduction Strategies Project follow the instructions below: There is a limit on attendees.
 
 
Florida Onsite Sewage Nitrogen Reduction Strategies Project,
Presented by Damann Anderson, of Hazen and Sawyer
Environmental Engineers and Scientists
7:30 PM on Tuesday, 3-29-11, at the Sun Coast Auditorium
at Englewood Hospital, 700 Medical Blvd., Englewood, Fl 34223
(Parking available, coffee served, no cost)
 
This event is limited to the first 100 persons to enroll.
Please confirm your attendance by
e-mail: rtpotter@verizon.net
or phone: 941-228-1386 (cell)
 
Provide the following information:
1. Your Name/names,
2. E-mail address
3. Telephone No.
4. Manasota Key address
 
 
This invitation has been initiated by the Manasota Key Utilities Committee:
Harold Morrison, Carol White Bold, Larry Reister, Robert Potter, Michael Winkel, and Bob Ross
 
The Florida Onsite Sewage Nitrogen Reduction Strategies (FOSNRS) Project
Presented by Damann Anderson, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.
The presentation is on 3-29-2011 at 7:30 PM in Englewood
(Attendance is limited)
Excess Nitrogen deposited in water bodies can lead to increased plant and algae growth, reduced water clarity and oxygen content, degradation of sea grasses and other desirable habitat, and other potential water quality problems. Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS) have been identified as one source of nitrogen loading in many Florida watersheds. To examine potential methods to reduce nitrogen from OSTDS, the Florida Dept. of Health has initiated a $5,000,000 research study to develop; install and evaluate passive onsite wastewater treatment systems which will reduce nitrogen loading to the environment. This research may result in onsite wastewater systems that are simpler to operate and less costly than mechanical systems that are currently available.
 
This presentation will include a summary of nitrogen impacts to the environment, a discussion of FOSNRS objectives, and the current status of the project; and a description of the technologies that are being evaluated in the study to reduce nitrogen in household wastewater effluent. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
 
This research project is dependent on an annual appropriation of funds by the Florida Legislature, and under our current economy there is considerable pressure to cut State spending. The initial results of the research are very promising, and the State needs to support the completion of this valuable research. This research is in the interest of the environment, will create jobs and possibly save homeowners money.
 
 
For more information call :
Harold Morrison, 6480 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, Fl 34223, 941-475-5074
Or send an e-mail hmmorri@gte.net