Big Pine Key (South) - Overview
Service Connection Types
A gravity connection requires the homeowner to extend a 4-inch PVC pipe from the house to a wastewater connection point provided by the FKAA at the property line. Click here for an illustration of a gravity service connection.
An LPS connection requires the homeowner to extend a 4-inch PVC pipe from the house to the grinder pump installed by the FKAA in the owner-selected location. In addition, the homeowner is responsible for making the electrical connection from the house electric box to the nearby pump control panel disconnect. The grinder pump, control panel, disconnect and discharge pipes connecting to the main sewer lines in the street will be installed by the FKAA. Click here for an illustration of a LPS service connection.
An Easement Agreement from the homeowner is required so the FKAA can install the apparatus in the owner-selected location. The FKAA will work closely with homeowners to insure the apparatus is installed in the optimal location for the homeowner, and has prepared an LPS Grinder Pump Location Worksheet. Click here for an easement agreement and Grinder Pump Location Worksheet.