Projects in Planning Stage
Charlotte Harbor Water Quality Initiative-Phase 2-Ackerman–Countryman
Update 11/21/17: The BCC directed the Utilities Department to draft policies for consideration based on the
Charlotte County Sewer Master Plan
recommendations. It has not been determined whether this project area will be an MSBU project or financed through the Utilities office.
Update 10/17/17: A presentation
will be provided by Giffels-Webster Engineers to the BCC on 11/21/17 at approximately 10 a.m. at the Murdock Administration Center. The
also includes updates on El Jobean East and the Sewer Master Plan.
Update 9/19/17: The next project presentation will likely be scheduled for a Fall BCC Meeting. Date and agenda to follow.
Update 1/30/17: The project is still in design phase and there is not an approved MSBU at this point, so we cannot provide homeowner cost, construction or timing details. Contracted surveyors are working in the area under the project's design engineering firm, Giffels-Webster.
US 41 Utility Expansion Program
Water & Wastewater MSBU Funding
North Shore Drive and Harper Avenue Wastewater Expansion Program
West Tarpon/Ambrose Project May 2017: The Utilities portion of this project has been completed. The roads in this area will be paved and adjusted to meet the height of the top of the manhole covers. For more information on the 2017 paving program, contact James Layport in the Engineering Department at 941.575.3672.
Fixed Based Meter Change Out Program
The County’s water infrastructure serves a wide geographic area with three (3) generally distinct service areas: West/Central, Middle/East and South County.
In 2012, the County solicited competitive bids for the purchase of fixed base meters to be installed throughout the county over a 10-year period of time.
County staff were installing the new meters based on the 10-year replacement schedule in place.
The cost of the meters, however, was only locked in for five (5) years and when met with the higher price per meter, the County opted to seek financial assistance to fast-track the purchase and installation of fixed base meters.
Using existing staff, Charlotte County Utilities installed 15,562 fixed base meters over a 4-year period of time. In order to speed up the installation process and take advantage of the lower meter costs, Charlotte County is using an outside vendor for installations. As of March 2017 more than 49,134 have been converted to fixed base meters.
If you have any questions, please call 941.764.4300.