LEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR
Holding tanks at construction sites are not bound by the
definition of temporary. They may stay in use for the duration of
construction as outlined in Rule 64E¬6.0101(7) (a). All other
holding tanks are "temporary" systems to be used no more than 120
days in a 365-day period.
Where the department determines that no health hazard will
result, holding tanks shall be permitted meeting setbacks that are
50% of the setback requirements of Rule 64E-6.005(1) through (3),
provided that they are placed within secondary containment
structures with a containment capacity of no less than 110% of the
total waste capacity of the holding tank.
All stationary holding tanks shall be constructed in compliance
with the construction standards for treatment receptacles in
Portable holding tanks may not exceed a total effective capacity
of 300 gallons. No portion of the portable holding tank may be more
than 12 inches below the ground surface. The portable holding tank
must be rigid, water-tight and impervious. Multiple portable holding
tanks, if used, shall be connected in such a manner that leakage
from one tank will not result in the loss of any liquid from any
Inspections are required to be made of holding tank installations
to approve placement and to inspect tank integrity.
An applicant for a holding tank installation permit shall provide
to the health department .a copy of a contract with a permitted
disposal company states the holding tank capacity and the scheduled
pumping frequency, along with a completed
application form (DH 4015)
The permit fee for a holding tank is $230.00 and includes review,
permit, and inspection.
Size determinations for holding tanks are as follows:
HOLDING TANK CAPACITY REQUIRED FOR REMOTE LOCATIONS AND SPECIAL
EVENTS PER SITE OR LOCATION (ASSUMES SERVICING TWICE PER WEEK)
|NUMBER OF PEOPLE PER SITE
8 HOURS/DAY, 40 HOURS/WEEK
|MINIMUM HOLDING TANK CAPACITY
( IN GALLONS )
||Add 125 gallons for each additional
Holding tanks shall be pumped at least weekly to
prevent unsanitary conditions.