The North Port City Commission last night, made the decision to accept the proposed master plan and move forward with design and permitting for water and wastewater expansion in the Blueridge area along Salford Boulevard. The four hour meeting heard the concerns of local homeowners, but the vote to move ahead with the first-phase of the project passed by a close 3 to 2 decision. The price tag for the first phase of the project is $474,796.

When General Development Corporation originally plotted North Port in the early 60s, they did not know that North Port would become the fastest growing city in the state, nor the environmental impact their lack of planning for infrastructure would have on future generations. The decision will move the project.

This first phase is expected to take approximately 30 years to complete at current funding levels. With 22 sewer sheds/phases within the proposed master plan, transitioning the entire Urban Service Boundary Area from septic to a municipal wastewater collection system could take upwards of 900 years to complete.

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