The City of Marco Island recently took action to waive the normal fees relating to converting septic tanks to cisterns and has requested the Collier County Health Department to do the same – all in an effort to encourage an investment by individual homeowners to convert their septic tank to a cistern.
There are at least two benefits to the conversion especially now that the City has waived its fees and, hopefully, so will the County Department of Health:
1. Over time, an increasing amount of rainwater (cumulative) will be retained and used for watering of lawns, shrubs and other vegetation with a subsequent decrease in the use of potable water; and ...
2) Over time, the homeowner who makes this investment will be rewarded by extending the useful life of his septic tank (as opposed to seeing it needlessly destroyed), along with a reduction of his need for expensive, treated potable water.
If you believe this to be a good investment for our children’s future, please make your views known to the Collier County Department of Health and your local jurisdiction.