Boil Water Notices

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.

Stormwater

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

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2020 Stormwater Resolution 20.55 KB 54 downloads

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2020 Water Rate Resolution 35.55 KB 103 downloads

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2020 Local Sewer Rate Resolution 27.17 KB 62 downloads

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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.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) has announced the availability of $150,000,000 in the first round of funding for the Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Grant Program

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) has announced the availability of $150,000,000 in the first round of funding for the Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Grant Program to fund mitigation projects in impacted communities. The City of Lake Worth Beach is interested in applying for eleven (11) Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program grants totaling $78.2 million (M) for the following City projects:

The 6th Avenue South Circuit Hardening and Voltage Conversion project ($23.9M) which includes the replacement of all overhead circuitry, poles, transformers, hardware and insulators with hurricane rated equipment capable of withstanding winds up to 145 mph. In addition, the existing overloaded 4kV distribution system will be upgraded to a 26kV distribution system providing for future load growth. The 6th Ave Circuitry is extremely important as it provides the electrical service area power to cool, heat, and run their homes, in addition to powering the City’s critical Master Lift Station.  System upgrades will help further mitigate power losses due to hurricanes in the service area allowing these customers to have resilient energy access before, during, and after a major storm event.

The 6th Avenue Substation project ($3.8M) involves the improvement and replacement of the existing 6th Avenue Substation, which is the sole source of power to the critical 6th Ave Circuitry. The proposed upgrades will further harden the electrical system against impacts from catastrophic storm events.

The 7th Avenue South Circuit Hardening and Voltage Conversion project ($5.2M) which includes the replacement of all overhead circuitry, poles, transformers, hardware and insulators with hurricane rated equipment capable of withstanding winds up to 145 mph The existing overloaded 4kV distribution system will be upgraded to a 26kV distribution system providing for operational flexibility and future load growth. The 7th Ave Circuitry is extremely important as it provides the electrical service area power to cool, heat, and run their homes, in addition to providing power to many of the businesses located in the Park of Commerce district.  This project will assist in mitigating future damages and power outages due to powerful storms like hurricanes.

The 7th Avenue Substation project ($2.0M) involves the improvement and replacement of the existing 7th Avenue Substation, which is the sole source of power to the critical 7th Ave Circuitry. The proposed upgrades will further harden the electrical system against impacts from catastrophic storm events. 

The Beach Tie-Line Replacement project ($1.5M) which includes replacement of the existing 60’s era submersible marine cable which crosses the Inter-coastal Waterway, riser poles and switch gear with  hurricane rated equipment.  The Beach Tie-Line is the only electrical point of connection from the mainland to the City’s facilities on the adjacent island. This project will assist in mitigating future damages and power outages due to powerful storms like hurricanes 

The 1W05 Phase 1 and 2 Circuit Hardening project ($4.8M) includes the replacement of all overhead circuitry, poles, transformers, hardware and insulators with hurricane rated equipment capable of withstanding winds up to 145 mph. The existing overloaded 4kV distribution system will be upgraded to a 26kV distribution system providing for operational flexibility and future load growth. System upgrades will help further mitigate power losses due to hurricanes in the 1W05 service area allowing these customers to have resilient energy access before, during, and after a major storm event.

The 1W13 Phase 2 and 3 Circuit Hardening project ($7.3M) which includes the replacement of all overhead circuitry, poles, transformers, hardware and insulators with hurricane rated equipment capable of withstanding winds up to 145 mph. The existing overloaded 4kV distribution system will be upgraded to a 26kV distribution system providing for operational flexibility and future load growth. System upgrades will help further mitigate power losses due to hurricanes in the 1W13 service area allowing these customers to have resilient energy access before, during, and after a major storm event.

The Electrical System Operations Center Relocation project ($0.6M) involves the relocation of the City’s electric utility system operations center to space in the City’s Water Treatment Plant to strengthen the communities coordinated response and mitigate future hurricane wind damage to the center.

The 138 kV Tie-Line project ($23.1M) consists of the installation of a new, underground 138 kV tie-line from the FPL power grid. This project will provide the existing utility with a redundant power source to supply continuous and reliable energy access to all its customers in case of outages due to high power demand or unforeseen circumstances such as hurricane related damages at the power plant.

Sanitary Collection System Improvement project ($4.3M) involves the repair, lining or improvement of approximately 130,000 linear feet of 8- and 10- and 12-inch gravity pipelines throughout the City to reduce significant stormwater inflow and infiltration that occurs during significant storm events.  This project will improve the utilities resilience from large wet storm events that can overwhelm the collection, pumping and treatment system.

Stormwater System and Outfall improvements project ($1.7M) at Wellesley Drive and 18th Avenue.  This project will improve the community’s resilience to significant rainfall and storm events and improve stormwater conditions during seasonal high tides in the area.

The City is seeking 100% FDEO grant funding for these projects, as these are unfunded needs the City has that are a necessary element of the City’s storm mitigation strategy.  The public is invited to provide comments on the above project and grant opportunity until September 13, 2020.  Please provide your comments or submit a request for a copy of the grant application to Paul Nicholas at pnicholas@lakeworthbeachfl.gov

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