Water utilities raise yellow flags for expansion leverage

Two of Santa Rosa’s major wastewater utilities are citing state-regulated effluent treatment limits while lobbying county commissioners to grant expansion plans that face public opposition.

Both Holley-Navarre Water System and South Santa Rosa Utility – the latter owned by the City of Gulf Breeze – are pressing separately for county permits to grow their treated water disposal capacities lest they exceed limits set by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Gulf Breeze officials quietly renewed their push with the county last week, warning that the FDEP recently surprised them with a more immediate deadline to get prepared for increasing customer demands.

Read the full article in the May 19 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe online to your community newspaper.

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