The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) serves as the water, wastewater, and solid waste utility for Escambia County, Florida, and parts of Santa Rosa County. One of the key infrastructure challenges for ECUA is aging infrastructure, particularly in its wastewater treatment plants and collection system. The authority is also working to improve the resilience of its facilities to withstand extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and flooding. Additionally, ECUA is focused on developing sustainable practices to reduce its carbon footprint and improve the efficiency of its operations.
Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan
Project Start Year
Project Spend Total
Englewood Sewer Expansion
“Large portions of the Englewood CRA area do not currently have an ECUA gravity sewer system constructed. A
project is required for the construction of new gravity sewer mains to accommodate the residents of Englewood
currently without ECUA sewer service. The majority of the new construction / service area proposed is within the
following boundaries: “”E”” St to the east, “”W”” St to the west, Avery St to the south & Yonge St to the north. Some
existing sewer is in the region – new sewer will be connected to existing sewer where feasible. A new lift station
may be needed to fully serve customers in the area defined above. This project is planned to be constructed with
funding participation from Escambia County”
Ensley Sewer Expansion
“The area of Ensley does not currently have an ECUA gravity sewer system constructed in the entire area. Many
residents are currently on septic tanks for sewer needs. Work area limits proposed is south of Nine Mile Rd, east
of I-110, north of I-10 & Olive Rd, and west of Jernigan Rd. The project will consist of the construction of new
gravity sewer mains to accommodate the residents of Ensley currently without ECUA sewer service. This work
has been planned previously to be constructed in 6 segments. The first phase is currently in design – called the
Airway Dr / Stockdale Ave Sewer Expansion. Cost of the remaining areas to be approx. $9M.
$3M: Camden Rd Sewer Expansion Area
$3M: Ensley St Phases 1 & 2
$3M: Ackerman Dr / Tower Dr Sewer Expansion Area”
Holsberry Rd. Sewer Expansion
“Areas along Holsberry Rd do not currently have a sewer collection / transmission system (ECUA owned &
operated), thus many residents utilize septic tanks. The project will consist of the construction of approx. 13,000
LF of new gravity sewer mains and a new lift station, on Escambia County property adjacent to a stormwater pond,
to accommodate the residents of Holsberry Rd. currently without ECUA sewer service.
Work is proposed on the following streets below with an approx. footage of pipe to replace:
Holsberry Rd – 3,200 LF
E Nine Mile Rd & Nims Ln – 3,000 LF
Strandview Dr – 1,500 LF
Craft St – 1,400 LF
Sprague Dr – 2,100 LF
Tulsa Dr – 1,600 LF”
Montclair FM Upgrade Main ST
“The 16″” D I P force main coming from Montclair L/S # 9 has developed pin-hole leaks on Massachusetts Avenue.
Part of this main has been replaced in the past on Herman St. from Pace Blvd. to “”L”” St. Even though flow from the
lift station can be diverted to the Bayou Marcus WRF via the Montclair L/S diversion project (CS141W), for the
foreseeable future this line should be maintained as the primary line. Additional information relative to the existing
condition of this force main was gathered as part of the Force Main Evaluation. Based on that information, the
force main replacement can be pushed out several years.”
Sherwood Force MN Rehabilitation
“The existing 6″” c.a. force main leaving lift station #124 in Sherwood Subdivision has deteriorated to the extent that
it is difficult to repair. The top half of the force main is very soft. If action is not taken soon, it may result in a
major sewer spill on Fairfield Drive. The amount of pipe to be replaced would be approximately 2,100 L.F. The
discharge force main is connected to existing gravity sewer on the south side of Fairfield Drive, thus one major
roadway crossing would be required. Removal of the c.a. pipe may be mandatory”
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How to Read a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Business Development?
When a city, municipality or state issues a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), it can be overwhelming and daunting, but there are a few key things you need to investigate. Let’s start with the definition of CIP – A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) contains all the individual capital projects, equipment purchases, and major studies for a local government; in conjunction with construction and completion schedules, and in consort with financing plans. The plan provides a working blueprint for sustaining and improving the community’s infrastructures. It coordinates strategic planning, financial capacity, and physical development. A CIP stands at the epicenter of a government’s Planning, Public Works, and Finance departments. When a CIP is issued, it typically includes the following information:
- A listing of the capital projects or equipment to be purchased
- The projects ranked in order of preference
- The plan for financing the projects
- A timetable for the construction or completion of the project
- Justification for the project
- Explanation of expenses for the project
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