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Florida Cities Offer Sewer Connection Assistance

Many Cities throughout Florida participate in the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) to fund and administer the Sewer Connection Assistance Program. The program assists eligible homeowners who live in neighborhoods impacted by the City’s septic to central sewer system program. The funds may be used to pay costs associated with connection to the sewer system, including:  City impact fees, City special assessment fees, private plumber sewer system connection fees. Up to $12,000 per housing unit is available, in the form

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The City of Cocoa Uses Asset Management for Improved Water Quality

The City of Cocoa and its Utility Department has approximately 17,000 residents and has implemented an effective change in how it manages the underground infrastructure.  The utility is focusing on a proactive strategy: thoroughly taking stock of the water distribution system’s conditions, systematically setting priorities for repairing or replacing the lines, valves and other assets, and better deploying manpower and technology to get the job done. City officials have been willing to preside over increasing budgets for both operations and

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Jacksonville’s Beaches Implement Sewer Projects

Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach have undertaken major road and sewage projects, including a large portion of First Street in both communities.  Property values in Jacksonville Beach have increased 7.9 percent in the last year which leads to a revenue for the City that can be translated into improvements projects. Jacksonville Beach is financially stable and on schedule to be debt-free by 2020. The city has received a $30.2 million state grant for First Street drainage improvements. In an estimated

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