To: Hendry Glades Sunday News
Despite the challenges posed by water supply and wastewater
treatment, Port LaBelle still offers Hendry and
It is true that the presence of shallow cap rock in parts of
Installing septic systems will be more expensive on those
lots underlain by shallow, impermeable rock.
Unfortunately the Port LaBelle Utility System (PLUS) really can't
install or operate a central sewer plant for
Because the PLUS governance documents declare that central sewers are to be installed after 33% of lots have houses, some homeowners will face the double expense of installing a costly septic system only to be confronted with an additional sewer system charge soon thereafter. One way PLUS might be able to eliminate or at least moderate this double expense would be to establish a "septic utility system" with combined financing of both onsite septic and a central sewer systems. Whether such a new administrative structure would be possible is highly uncertain, but it is at least worth discussing. Clustered (decentralized) wastewater treatment systems are also an alternative that may be considered.
The Port LaBelle Utility System Citizen Advisory Board pledges to do its best to explore creative solutions as it works to assist the Utility in providing water and wastewater services to current and future residents of Port LaBelle. The public can monitor and provide input to the PLUS Advisory Board at www.HendryUtilities.com. The public is also invited to attend our bimonthly meetings as announced on the web site and in local newspapers.
John Capece, Consultant
Port LaBelle Utility System Citizen Advisory Board