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Resolution to amend or repeal the septic system inspection provisions of SB550 passes the Orange County Board of Commissioners. Over one hundred residents protest at the Dept. of Health public meeting in DeFuniak Springs. Florida On-Site Wastewater Association representing septic contractors calls for amending SB 550.

DeFuniak Springs at the Department of Health meeting Oct 21, 2010

Explosion of activity in the past month. Dept. of Health has been holding meetings throughout the state to gather public input on the rule that is supposed to govern septic inspections mandated in Senate Bill 550. Meetings in Tallahassee and in DeFuniak Springs this past week drew protesters and speakers.

DeFuniak Meeting 10-21-2010

Protesters came to DeFuniak Springs to attend the Dept. of Health public meeting held to discuss the septic systems inspection rule under development by the Bureau of On-Site Sewage. They came from several counties, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Jackson, Washington and others. Florida House of Representative members, Drake, Evers and Coley were there. County Commissioners from Santa Rosa, Holmes, and other counties attended. Three TV stations covered the event. Live feed was provided by Crestview’s television station, and one radio station provided additional coverage.

Orange County Resolution

Orange County has joined the growing ranks of county commissions that have taken the position that SB550’s provisions regarding septic system inspections must be changed. Click here for the Orange County resolution.

Press Coverage

Northwest Florida Daily News article interviews legislators, county officials and residents about the effects of SB 550 septic inspection mandate.

Florida On-Site Wastewater Association representing septic contractors calls for amending SB 550

The Florida On-Site Wastewater Association who represents septic system contractors published a response to the Department of Health’s interpretation of the bill and the rules about to be put into place. Click Here for the press release.