Volusia County realizes the negative impacts that septic tanks pose to water quality. Lobbying efforts have been made regarding local control. Project proposals have been developed for conversions of septic tanks to municipal sewer systems in the IRL/Mosquito Lagoon area.
Cleanup and Restoration
Volusia County has been a charter member of the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program (IRLNEP) since 1990. It operated with the guidance of an advisory board through February 2015. The advisory board approved the formation of a new regional council (the IRL Council) to sponsor and carry out the goals of the IRLNEP. Volusia County is a member of the IRL Council.