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The Lehigh Acres WWTP, located near Homestead Road and Lee Blvd., serves over 10,000 customers in Lehigh Acres. First constructed in the late 1950’s, the plant has undergone several upgrades and expansions over the years.

The currently project is a multi-year project to upgrade three treatment units at the plant. Treatment Unit No. 1 was originally constructed in 1971 and has undergone several rehabilitations. FGUA staff along with the treatment plant operators, U.S. Water, determined that all three units need rehabilitation in ensure the FGUA can continue to provide reliable wastewater service and protect our local environment.

The Treatment Unit No. 1 structure rehabilitation includes the repair of the existing 100 foot diameter treatment tank, the replacement of all tank internal treatment equipment, and various electrical upgrades.

The project is scheduled for construction in January, 2021 and will be completed by late spring, 2021.

The estimated project cost is $2.15 million.

UPDATE – December 3, 2020

This project bid in July 2020 and Wharton-Smith contractors of Sanford, Florida for $1,877,000. The FGUA issued the Notice to Proceed to Wharton-Smith in late September, and the project will be completed in June 2021.


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