The Florida legislature has appropriated Escambia County as the receiver of the abandoned Innerarity Island water and sewer utilities. The utilities are in need of significant upgrades.
Escambia County has entered into an inter-local agreement with ECUA to oversee and manage the upgrades to the water system. ECUA accepted the water system for operation and maintenance on March 1, 2018. The water system design and construction is funded by a $1M FDEP grant. In July 2017, the FDEP awarded an additional $500,000 to the grant.
In regards to the sewer system, Escambia County has entered into an inter-local with ECUA to oversee and manage the upgrades to the sewer system. The FDEP grant is funding the Design and CEI (Construction Engineering and Inspection). An MSBU Ordinance for funding the sewer system construction was approved in 2017
Funded: Water - Yes; Sewer - Partial
Funding Sources: Water – State Grant; Sewer (Design and CEI Phase)- State Grant; Sewer (Construction)- MSBU
Project Status: Water – Complete; Sewer – Under Design