Stakeholders: Charlotte County
Concern: How did the managed septic system come about and what is
the future of the program?
was the managed septic system required for the
Manchester and Spring Lake Basin areas?
Charlotte County removed the fallen Manchester
Waterway Lock doors and then petitioned the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection (FL DEP) for
a permit to remove the rest of the Manchester
Waterway Boat Lock .
On June 29, 2007, the FL DEP issued a
permit (#08-0210682-001)(.pdf / 7.65mb) allowing
the Lock to be dismantled with a series of
conditions, one of which was the Charlotte County
Health Department would develop and administer a
program that would regularly service and inspect
properties in the Manchester Waterway (Manchester
and Spring Lake) until the property was placed on
On August 28, 2007, the Charlotte County Board of
County Commissioners passed
County Ordinance (#2007-061) (.pdf / 50kb) to
comply with FL DEPís Lock permit.
Managed Septic Systems Program be expanding into other parts
of the county?
This will be a decision by the Charlotte County Board of
Charlotte County Health Department Ė 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 existing
does this mean for sewer systems in the future?
Any decision to expand central sewer systems will be
made by the utility system that serves that particular