Sunshine Water Services is addressing critical investments to upgrade the local water and wastewater systems. Approximately $34.9 million of investment is underway including over 11,000 feet of sewer main installation.
Bryce Mendenhall, President of Sunshine Water Services, said, “While much of the country’s water and wastewater systems often go unnoticed, they deliver life-sustaining and public health support every single day. These systems are aging and need continuous investment to avoid crisis situations like we’ve seen in communities where investment needs are ignored. At Sunshine Water Services we work hard to upgrade our local systems so our customers can continue to trust the service we deliver now and in the future. Our customers support these important investments by paying their bill.”
According to Mendenhall, investments in the local water and wastewater systems include, among others, the following:
- Expanding and upgrading the mid-county wastewater treatment plant.
- Upgrading the Pennbrooke water treatment plant to decrease iron and hardness.
- Installing a new generator and electrical equipment at the Pennbrooke water treatment plant for reliability.
- Constructing a new potable well within the Lower Floridan Aquifer to support reliability for the growing community.
- Lining of 4,400 feet of sewer mains including installing 55 service laterals and rehabilitating 20 manholes.
Rob Powelson, President and CEO of National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) said, “Communities nationwide are facing massive fiscal challenges to replace water and wastewater infrastructure and effectively manage their systems. Water-related services are extremely capital intensive – more so than electric, natural gas and telecom – which is why it is important water companies take a proactive investment strategy to ensure our country’s water future. We commend Sunshine Water Services for their continued focus on investment that goes a long way toward ensuring safety and reliability.”
If a Sunshine Water Services customer is impacted by construction in their community, the utility will provide important information about any action needed. To ensure customer alerts and notifications are received, customers are encouraged to sign up for online account management via My Utility Account. At My Utility Account, customers can set their alert notification preferences, sign up for paperless billing, pay their bill and more. To learn more about Sunshine Water Services or to sign up for My Utility Account, visit https://www.myutility.us/sunshinewater.
About Sunshine Water Services
Sunshine Water Services is a private water and wastewater utility provider delivering safe and reliable service to 36,000 water and 33,000 wastewater customers across Florida. Sunshine Water Service cares about the health and wellbeing of customers, employees and the environment. Employees actively contribute to the communities where they live and work. This commitment is expressed in the Company Purpose, "We help people enjoy a better life and communities thrive." For more information visit Sunshine Water Service’s website
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