If you live in Micco or Little Hollywood, you probably noticed all the orange flags pinned in the ground along the west side of U.S. Highway 1 in preparation for Brevard County sewer.
“The County has two sewer projects located in the Micco area. The first project, Micco Sewer Line Extension, is preparing to break ground and will extend sewer from Micco Road to the 8800 block of U.S. Highway 1,” Anthony Gubler, Brevard County’s Natural Resources Management, told Sebastian Daily.
It also means businesses such as Chubby Mullet and Outriggers Bar & Grill will finally switch from septic to sewer during the two-phase project.
The county doesn’t allow businesses to use dishwashing systems when on septic. So, many of the restaurants in Micco serve their food on paperware with plastic utensils because they are on septic.
Don Pinder of Chubby Mullet is looking forward to the switch from septic to sewer and the options to serve customers on dishware other than plastic.
The construction is contracted and will break ground as soon as the materials are acquired, and FPL easements are finalized. An additional phase is added to this project and will extend a sewer line west along Micco Road to the railroad tracks.
“The second project, Micco Zone B Septic-to-Sewer, will extend a gravity sewer system into the residential area of Little Hollywood. This project is in the engineering phase, which is expected to continue through August of 2023,” Gubler said.
Micco Zone B will connect 520 septic parcels to sewer and permanently stops 8,416 pounds of nitrogen from entering the lagoon through groundwater. It will also improve the health of the St. Sebastian River.
Sebastian Daily first reported the Micco Sewer Project in 2019, planned since 2017 to help the Indian River Lagoon in South Brevard. But then the project grew quiet a year later during the COVID pandemic.
But last week, residents began to see pipes stacked up near the entrance to Barefoot Bay to feed the project south along U.S. Highway 1. About a block south of Barefoot Bay appears to be a staging area for most of the piping that will be installed during the first phase.
The project was made possible by a $644,793 grant to make conversions from septic to sewer, which will help pay for the sewer line extension in Micco.