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Leon County improves water quality

Leon County improves water quality
Leon County improves water quality
Posted at 6:25 AM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 12:42:18-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A multi-million dollar project is in the works to improve the water quality in Leon County.

In the coming days, construction will begn on the first of five septic-to-sewer projects in southside Leon County.

For many in that area, they still use septic tanks.

Leon County will convert those septic tanks to a central sewer, and by doing so removing unwanted nutrients like nitrogen from the groundwater and protecting precious natural resources.

The first neighborhood to undergo those changes will be Woodside Heights between Woodville Highway and Capital Circle Southeast. 

After the Woodside Heights community is completed, the changes will then happen in Annawood, Belair and Northeast Lake Munson.

While construction is going on, you can expect road closures if you live in any of those neighborhoods.

This project is projected to cost nearly $20 million.