Concerns raised over septic tanks

ICE WERE ALSO OUT THERE TODAY >>> THE DEATH IS RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT IN GROUND SEPTIC NOT NOT JUST HERE IN DUVAL COUNTY BUT ALL OVER OUR AREA

WE LOOK INTO WHETHER HE IS THESE TANKS POSE A DANGER AT PARKS IN OTHER COUNTIES AS WEL PARKS IN OTHER COUNTIES AS WELL ETHAN IS JOINING US LIVE FROM FERNADINA BEACH WITH SOME ANSWERS ETHAN? >>Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT TOM WE ARE STANDING RIGHT BY ONE OF THE TANKS ALONG THE NASSAU RIVER AT THIS PARK AND IT'S REALLY A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THE ONES WITH A METAL COVER OPEN IT YOU CAN SEE IT ALSO HAS THIS LOCK KEEPING ANY CHILDREN OR ANY ONE WITHOUT A KEY OUT OF I ANY ONE WITHOUT A KEY OUT OF IT THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THEY WANT

AT THIS PARK IN FERNADINA BEACH MICHAEL IS SPENDING THE DAY WITH HIS 3-YEAR-OLD SON A LITTLE BOY THE SAME ABLE AS HARLEY >> IT'S HORRIBLE SAD I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT THE PARENTS MUST FEEL LIKE

>>Reporter: AFTER LEARNING WHAT HAPPENED TO HARLEY AT JACKSONVILLE BRUCE PARK, HE SAYS HE'S KEEPING A CLOSER EYE ON HIS SON AND SEPTIC TANKS LIKE THIS ONE >> SOMETHING I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT WE COME DOWN TO THE PARK ALL THE TIME AND I WASN'T EVEN AWARE THAT THERE WAS A ACCEPT CONTINUING TANK THAT THEY HAD LOCKED DOWN SO ITEM SOMETHING THAT I'LL DEFINITELY BE LOOKING FOR WHENEVER WE DO GO TO THE LOCAL PARKS IN NASSAU COUNTY >>Reporter: HERE IN NASSAU COUNTY ALL TANK AT COUNTY PARK ARE BURIED UNDERGROUND MAKING THEM INACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLI THEM INACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC THERE IS AN EXCEPTION

THIS ONE AT THE PARK ONLY ACCESSIBLE TO WORKERS WITH A KEY IN ST JOHNS COUNTY SEPTIC TANK ARE PROTECTED WITH LOCKED LIFT STATION COVER, STEEL COVERS AND CONCRETE LIDS COUNTY SAYS EACH IS INSPECTED REGULARLY BY TWO DIFFERENT STAFF MEMBERS AND COMPLY WITH STATE STANDARDS AT CLAY COUNTY PARK WE ARE TOLD MOST TANK UNDERGROUND WITH LOCKED METAL CONCRETE LIDS

NONE ARE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC AND NONE HAVE FIBERGLASS COVERS OFFICIAL THERE SAYS TANK ARE INSPECTED AS NEEDED >> PEOPLE SHOULD FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEIR MONEY GOING TO SUPPORT THE PARK SYSTEMS AND THERE SHOULD BE MORE INVESTED ESPECIALLY FOR THIS COMMUNITY WE DEFINITELY NEED MORE THAN WHAT WE HAVE

>>Reporter: PEOPLE HERE JUST HOPING THE SAFETY MEASURES REAL WORK NASSAU COUNTY MAINTENANCE WOR NASSAU COUNTY MAINTENANCE WORKER TOLD ME OFF CAMERA THESE HERE IN NASSAU COUNTY ARE REALLY DIFFICULT TO GET INTO IF YOU DON'T EVEN IF YOU HAVE THE TOOLS OR THE KEY TO DO SO HE SAYS FOR A CHILD TO GET INTO ONE, SOMETHING HAS TO BE WRONG WE ARE LIVE IN NASSAU COUNTY,

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