Jones Edmunds provided septic-to-sewer planning, sewer design and modeling, permitting, funding assistance, and public outreach and education on this project as well as services during construction. From a funding perspective, our team worked with the County to reallocate a 2006 Legislative appropriation originally directed to an area at the head waters of the Homosassa Spring and to procure “Springs” funding that resulted from the 2016 Florida Springs and Aquifer Protection Act and Cooperative Funding from the SWFWMD. Jones Edmunds worked with the County, FDEP, SWFWMD and the State Legislature to procure project funding. Jones Edmunds also provided the documentation associated with the grant requirements.
The Jones Edmunds team also provided public outreach and education specifically targeted toward the residents of the Garcia Point community who would be impacted by the project. Two Open House meetings were held to explain the goals of the project and gain feedback from the residents on the concerns about the project. Ongoing communication support was provided during project construction to keep residents apprised of construction activities to allow them to plan accordingly.