Water-Related News

News-Press Op-Ed: Keep Lee County’s septic tank regulation in place

Moving septic systems closer to the water and potentially endangering major water ways and beaches is wrong and Lee County's Land Development Code should not be changed to allow such a practice.

There is a good regulation in place that prohibits septic systems from being built on the seaward side of the county construction line. The law is being challenged by a property owner who wants to build a home on Upper Captiva, but the septic system would need to be constructed across that line – or in violation of the current regulation. The owner was previously denied a permit for that reason.