FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2022
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Wakulla County Awarded $1.27 Million in Resilient Florida Funds from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla – On June 20, 2022, the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners voted to accept a $1.27 million grant award from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and enter an agreement to replace critical components, elevate, and waterproof electrical panels on three lift stations in the coastal Panacea community. The project is funded through FDEP’s Resilient Florida Program which prepares communities for the impacts of climate change including sea-level rise, intensified storms, and flooding.
The Wakulla County Intergovernmental Affairs Department applied for Resilient Florida Program funding in October of 2021 to harden the three lift stations. Lift stations are critical components of Wakulla’s overall sewer system and pump wastewater collected to the Otter Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility. The Project will include replacing the pump, lid, and cabinet, elevating control and power panels, erecting an aluminum control platform, waterproofing the hatch, raising the well lid, installing above-grade valves, and site fencing. The three sites are located at 84 Taylor Street, 218 Otter Lake Road, and 3870 Coastal Highway, and all are in a Special Flood Hazard Area.
For more information related to this story, please contact Kinsey Miller, Public Information Officer, at (850) 926-0919 Ext. 712.