Dommerich Hills - What to Know
The City of Maitland is investing more than $8 million to replace a lift station and to extend central sewer service in the first phase of the Dommerich Hills neighborhood project. Four total phases will benefit homes along Tuscarora, Kewannee, Thunder, Chippewa and Mohawk as well as other streets (See Map).
Maitland started planning for the wastewater improvements several years ago. Property was acquired to relocate an aging lift station from Deloraine Trail to a new site on Tuscarora Trail. The new facility was designed, and a sewer service agreement with the South Seminole and North Orange County Wastewater Transmission Authority was approve.
Property owners will be notified when central sewer service is available along their street and the requirements to connect within one year after that time per Florida Statute 381.00655 and Maitland city code Chapter 20, Section 20-38. Phase 1 is expected to be completed in March 2023.
A sewer connection fee of about $4,000 per home can be amortized over ten years to help offset the financial impact.
Homeowners also will need to abandon existing septic tanks and extend pipelines on their properties to sewer connection points. To determine the cost of abdandonments and connections, customers should seek more than one quote from certified plumbers or contractors.
Phase 1 started with preparations to build a new lift station on Tuscarora Trail near the intersection with Chickapee Trail. At the same time, workers began installing sewer pipelines underneath neighborhood streets, which will include Tuscarora, Ponca, Kewannee and Deloraine (See Map).
Central sewer service is expected to be available in this area by March 2023 while the old lift station on Deloraine is retired. Phases 2, 3 and 4 of the wastewater service expansion will begin in 2023.
Wastewater service lines will be installed underground along neighborhood streets, which will be resurfaced afterward. Pedestrian sidewalks will be constructed along several streets. Construction will be planned within each phase to minimize the inconvenience to homeowners as much as possible.
The City of Maitland will provide project updates through newsletters, public meetings and this website, www.maitlandutilities.com.