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Posted on: March 17, 2022

August 2022 Water Update


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Update - August 2022

The following version of this update has been adjusted for ADA accessibility:

After completing construction of two new water wells in April 2022, which produce an additional one million gallons of raw water per day, the City of Fort Myers began to prepare the transition back to city-sourced drinking water. As a reference, in January 2022, the city temporarily switched to Lee County’s water source in order to satisfy an unexpected surge in water demand due to population growth. The measure was expected to continue for no more than 150 days, while the city completed improvements to the water system. In June 2022, the city transitioned back to city-sourced water, upon completion of the two new water wells, rehabilitation of existing wells and filling water tanks to capacity. 

The City has embarked upon a thorough growth and improvement of the water system in order to surpass the expected water demand for years to come. The improvements underway are as follows: 

        -Construction of two (2) new water wells, with projected completion by end of April 2022 (COMPLETE)

        -Two (2) additional wells under construction with expected completion of Fall 2022 (ON-TRACK) 

        -A new water tank under construction to allow additional space to store drinking water with expected 

         completion in Fall 2022 (ON-TRACK)

        -Seven (7) more new wells are in the design and planning phases to begin construction in 2023-24 (ON-TRACK)

        -The process to expand the water plant is already underway (ON-TRACK)

Please review the Water Pressure Guide accompanies this update, which outlines some of the most common factors impacting water flow in your home and what you can do.


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