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. Once the project is complete the ECUA will accept the water system for operation and maintenance. 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 is working on an inter-local with ECUA for the sewer system and has passed an MSBU Ordinance for the funding of the construction of the sewer system."
Funded: Water - Yes; Sewer - Partial
Funding Sources: Water – State Grant; Sewer (Design Phase)- State Grant; Sewer (Construction)- MSBU
Project Status: Water – Construction; Sewer – Pre-Design