Jacksonville Offers Residents a Strategy for Sewer System Renewal

The city of Jacksonville, as well as cities such as St. Augustine and Daytona Beach, have been compiling successful projects to better their sewer system and nearby waterways.  Surveys and analysis have been a factor in determining how much it would cost to treat a portion of the city’s wastewater stream- such as washing machines, tubs, and toilets throughout the city- in more creative ways that are better for the environment than going into the River. Heightened research has allowed

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Jacksonville Devises Plan to Avoid Sewer Overflow Damage

Many Florida cities are strategizing the best plan of action for their water systems as the hurricanes of last year overextended the collections systems on Florida’s east coast. The City of Jacksonville is devising the best strategy to bring new life to their sewer infrastructures. Throughout the following five years, a multi-million dollar project will ensue which will primarily involve a sewer rehabilitation overhaul project.  The plan will include installing backup generators at more pumping stations after power failures caused

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Jacksonville’s Well-Defined Strategy for Renewal of Water Systems

When Hurricane Matthew whirled in, a substantial burden was placed on the aging collections systems of Florida’s east coast. Within the last several months, a series of essential repairs became necessary in several areas of the state. In Melbourne, a broken sewer pipe which sent approximately 300,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Eau Gallie River is in the process of being rehabilitated as the river flows to the Indian River Lagoon, creating an environmental concern. An undetermined amount of the

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Algae-Blooms Along Florida’s Coastline Create Crisis

There are many waterways in Florida and a plethora of beautiful beaches that draw the attention of residents and tourist, alike. Unfortunately, the massive algae blooms have become a growing concern due to contamination and pollutants in lakes, rivers and even beaches along Florida’s east coast. So much so that a state of emergency was recently called along Florida’s coastline with the current algae bloom affecting the region being attributed to discharges from Lake Okeechobee. Lake Okeechobee is the largest

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North East Florida Applauded for Water Conservation

The eighth annual observation of Fix a Leak Week will be held March 14–20, and the city of Jacksonville is prepared. In recognizing the serious water waste and damage that leaks can cause in homes each year, it is estimated that more than 1 trillion gallons are lost each year in homes across the country due to indoor and outdoor leaks. That’s 10,000 gallons for each home- as much water as held in an average 21-foot swimming pool.  Florida is

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Northbank Riverwalk Sewer Renovation

The Northbank Riverwalk Sewer project has begun, closing a section of the walkway until March. Residents that live in the area, the rehabilitation will take place on the sewer lines beneath Jacksonville Landing. The specific closures include the Riverwalk between Hogan and Newnan Sts. The City is enhancing and prolonging the usefulness of a pipeline that carries up to 4.5 million gallons of sewage daily. Trenchless, cured in place pipeline will be the preferred replacement.  In the interim during renovations,

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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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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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Okaloosa’s Pipeline Repair and Road Closure

Residents of Okaloosa County, the City would like to inform you of pipeline repair going on in your neighborhood. The Road Division will be replacing storm water pipes at 3008 Bob White Drive and no through traffic will be permitted on Bob White Drive beginning today September 30th for approximately 3 weeks.  Anyone needing to access Bob White Drive residence north of this closure should use the east entrance into Quail Run Subdivision (Quail Hollow Rd) then turn back south

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Rainy Season in Gainesville Keeps Sewer Lift Stations Busy

The seasonal rainfall has been at an all-time high in the City of Gainesville.  Last week, City workers needed to pump storm water out of the sewer system’s lift station.  Residents were informed by the City of the necessity for the late night work in order to keep their homes safe from a sewer backup.  The lift stations are in place to help pump wastewater from low to higher elevations.  Due to the heavy rains all spring and summer, the

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