An effort is underway throughout Florida to improve and protect water quality. Helping to restore our natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine habitats, and coastal wetlands by reducing land-based pollution is essential.
In the summer of 2019, the Estero Village Council approved a Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) research project to help identify the source of bacteria in the Estero River. The study tested for human waste, nitrogen compounds, and bacteria, and was recently completed and presented to the public (watch the presentation here).
The Village of Estero also contracted with Banks Engineering, a Southwest Florida firm, to study the feasibility of converting septic systems to sewer. This study was presented to the Village Council in the summer of 2020 (watch the presentation here). The Village Council has now engaged Wood & Curran to act as Program manager for the project, with the primary task being public engagement. The purpose of this webpage is to provide information on the project and opportunities to give the Village feedback. Thanks for visiting the page!