Water-Related News

Septic systems, fertilizer use top water quality concerns at workshop

The impact of overburdened septic tanks, use of fertilizer and lack of local mangrove mitigation were some of the concerns discussed today at the Captiva Community Panel's second public workshop.

As part of the process for updating the Captiva Code, the panel scheduled four workshops through February and March to obtain feedback from the community on subjects from beach issues and water quality, to traffic and development. An online survey for property owners will provide extra insight.

The first workshop, held on Feb. 13, centered around beach issues. This second one focused on the island's water quality and the quality of its adjacent waters, as well as shoreline protection issues.