February 1st, 2018 ASCE Gainesville Lunch & Learn

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Blue Gill Quality Food

1310 SW 13th St

Gainesville, FL 32608

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Title: Septic to Sewer: A Guidance Document

Speaker: Terri Lowery, Sr. Vice President, Jones Edmunds & Associates

Abstract: Septic tank discharges have been identified as substantial nutrient contributors to several springs and other water bodies throughout Florida. In conjunction with the BMAP process, Onsite Septage Treatment and Disposal System remediation plans are being developed and implemented with various levels of success. Several factors affect the success of these plans including (but not limited to) public relations, physical challenges in extending sanitary sewer service, cost, funding availability and implementation strategies. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection requested FWEA Utility Council’s assistance in drawing on the knowledge and experience of the organization to assist in developing a guidance tool to assist community leaders in overcoming the impediments to developing and implementing plans to convert existing homes from septic systems to centralized sanitary sewer. This session will discuss some of the tools available in the Guidance Document as well as some of the successes and challenges communities faced on their way to project and program implementation.

Speaker Bio: Terri Lowery is a Sr. Vice President with Jones Edmunds & Associates. Ms. Lowery has more than 30 years of experience working with clients and technical staff on project funding strategies and public involvement programs. She is a registered lobbyist and also assists with legislative tracking and grant pursuits, organizing and conducting funding workshops, and monitoring and reporting on legislative activities. Ms. Lowery is also experienced in organizing and coordinating public meetings, media communication and celebration events in support of community milestone projects including developing presentation materials, establishing speakers’ bureaus, organizing and conducting public meetings, and interfacing with the media. She has been featured in the Florida Today paper authoring an opinion-editorial article on Cities, Counties Need Plan to Switch Septic to Sewerand made numerous presentations on the topic of Septic to Sewer. Ms. Lowery is currently working with the FWEA Utility Council on the development of a Septic to Sewer Guidance Document to assist local government with ideas on making this transition.

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Blue Gill Quality Food

1310 SW 13th St

Gainesville, FL 32608

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