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9/15/2022 - Riviera Beach Receives aide from State for several vital utility projects

After a push to receive funds from the State for several vital utility projects, the City was successful in its efforts to secure substantial grants to cover some of the cost.

The City, with the help of lawyers, lobbyists and law makers, received $2.4 million in grants by the Joint Legislative Budget Commission to support four utility projects. One project includes a $500,000 appropriation to design and construct a new sanitary lift station to replace existing sanitary Lift Station No. 16. This improvement project is to provide safe, reliable wastewater collection and treatment services to the residents and other customers in the City.

A second is for $900,000 will aid in upgrading and replacing 20 electrical control panels and telemetry systems within the City's wastewater collection service area to improve the station's cyber-security threat countermeasures and system reliability.

“Modern control panels will allow the Utility Special District to better control water levels in the wastewater treatment system, improving efficiency and reliability,” Utility Special District Director Michael Low said. “This improved management allows the City to better adapt to and serve customers amid economic growth.”

A third $500,000 appropriation will fund a portion of the pre-construction costs for the design to rehabilitate existing wells and construct new replacement surficial aquifer water wells. The project will assist in securing a safe, clean and continuous supply of water to the entire community.

Another $500,000 appropriation will fund a portion of the pre-construction costs for the new water treatment plant. The new water treatment plant with state-of-the-art technology will be more reliable and consistently meet drinking water standards.

These last two projects provide good use of customer’s dollars as the realization of the projects will both protect public health and safety and help drive economic development by ensuring that an adequate, reliable and clean supply of potable water is available for continued growth in the City of Riviera Beach Utility Special District.

The City would like to thank Sean Pittman of the Pittman Law Group, State Rep. Jervonte Edmonds, State Rep. Michael Caruso, State Rep. Kelly Skidmore and State Sen. Bobby Powell for helping appropriate the funds to Riviera Beach.


Nicole Rodriguez
Public Information Officer
C: 561-281-3422
O: 561-812-6605