Stakeholders: Manchester Lock
Concern: Why are managed septic systems necessary? To protect
Charlotte County’s ground and surface waters.
Waterway managed septic systems are acceptable until you
have access to a central sewer system.
Charlotte County Health Department – Environmental
Health Program - is responsible for administering
the Managed Septic System Program, which includes
the areas of Manchester and Spring Lake Basin, and
properties that are determined by CCHD to be managed
systems during plan review of new, repair and
- A managed septic system is a
septic system (base-line) that does not use pumps or
electric to operate and is monitored for
functionality every five (5) years, this includes:
For more information concerning managed septic
systems, please visit
www.CharlotteCHD.com or call Charlotte County -
Environmental Health at 941-743-1266.
Waterway managed septic systems will be serviced at least
once every five years and will be charged a set fee.
There will be an approximate charge of $200 for pump-out
and certification of tank integrity by a licensed septic
contractor, and a $115 fee by CCHD for evaluation of
septic system functionality.
should select a contractor that is bonded, licensed in
Charlotte County, and insured. Certification can be
verified by calling The Florida Department of Health at
1-888-993-9813, or the CCHD-EH at 941-743-1266.
background reference check on septic contractor.
Manchester Waterway areas managed systems will be inspected
and ordinances will be enforced until all home owners
connect to a central sewer system.
The inspection of the managed septic systems will occur
every 5 years by the Charlotte County Health Department.
Inspection looks for location of the system, forms of
failure, the size of the system, if system in covered
correctly, plant growth and tree placement near or
Follow up to inspection will include education and
suggestions for improvement to the system, provision of
licensed contractor in Charlotte County, and advise
homeowner of the date of next scheduled inspection.