A precautionary boil water notice will be issued for the area specified on this notice by the City of Lake Worth Beach Water Utilities
potable water distribution system beginning on August 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
Water will be off from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Reason for notice: Repairing a 4” water main break at 1630 S Dixie Hwy.
The City’s Water Utilities Department provides potable drinking water, collection of wastewater and stormwater throughout the City and service areas. The water division operates and maintains a 17.4 MGD water treatment plant that combines lime softened and reverse osmosis treated water that is distributed through a 168 mile watermain piping system to customers.
This division also maintains over 1,100 fire hydrants in the system throughout the service area. The sewer division collects wastewater from customers in a 125 mile gravity and pressure pipe system with 33 city owned and maintained wastewater pump stations and several private pump stations.
The sewer division also operates and maintains a regional Master Pump Station that collects wastewater from Lake Worth Beach, Lantana, Atlantis, Manalapan, South Palm Beach, Palm Beach State College, Lake Clarke Shores, and Palm Springs and sends it to the East Central Regional Water Reclamation Facility for treatment. The storm division collects and maintains stormwater throughout the City in stormwater collection system with 46 outfalls to the Lake Worth lagoon.
2” Galvanized Steel Watermain Replacement Program
The City is in the middle of a 6-year program
to replace over 17 miles of 2-inch corroded galvanized steel watermain piping
with larger 4- and 6-inch piping designed for long term use. The Water
Utilities Department has applied for and acquired Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (FDEP) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) loans
for the construction of this program, which is expected to be complete by 2021.
Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements
The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program recently
executed a $2,377,386 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan, of which a
portion was awarded as principal forgiveness and will not need to be repaid, to
assist the City of Lake
Worth’s 2-inch watermain replacement project phase 3 construction. Over 17 miles of 2-inch corroded water pipes
will be fixed by replacing with them with larger 4- and 6-inch piping designed
for long-term use. This will provide better quality water to approximately
12,000 residences. It is the third phase of a six phase project expected to be
completed by 2022 with a total estimated project cost of $14.8M. The first
phase is complete and the second is near completion, both of which were funded
with loans through this program as well.
Florida's Drinking Water State Revolving
Fund (DWSRF) is
administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) with
joint funding from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Florida. DWSRF programs operate around
the country to provide states and communities the resources necessary to
maintain and improve the infrastructure that protects our valuable water
resources nationwide. Florida's DWSRF program has awarded more than $273
million in funding for 62 for drinking water improvement projects during the
past five years for a total of $925 million in loan funds since its inception
in 1998. The program provides low-interest loans to eligible entities for
planning, designing and constructing water pollution control facilities.
Park of Commerce
The City saw opportunity for economic growth and development in the Park of Commerce area located along Boutwell Road between 10th Avenue North and Lake Worth Road, bound to the west by the Keller L-11 Canal and the east of I-95. Through a multi-phase approach, the City is making infrastructure improvements to the Park of Commerce industrial area to provide an aesthetically pleasing parkway feel along Boutwell Road, as well as secondary roads. The City acquired a Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration Investment grant for $1,389,100 for Phase 1A construction. The City also acquired a Florida state allocation of $1,500,000 for Phase 1B for roadway construction expenses, and a Florida Department of Transportation Local Agency Project grant of $3,000,000 for Phase 2.
The City is a joint permittee of the Palm
Beach County Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) National Pollutant
Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. This permit allows a permittee to
discharge stormwater from its stormwater collection and conveyance system into
a receiving water owned by the state and/or federal government. For more
information on the permit, visit www.pbco-npdes.org