Navarre Beach Water and Sewer

Sunshine Law cloudy for Fairpoint Regional

Sunshine Law cloudy for Fairpoint Regional

While a recent unannounced gathering of some Fairpoint Regional Utility Service directors may appear to have violated Florida’s Sunshine Law, some are questioning their obligation to meet in public. In fact, Holley Navarre Water’s president, Bien May—who is also a Fairpoint director–when asked by a reporter recently whether the Sunshine Law applies to the boards […]

Effluent deal could save HNWS millions

Effluent deal could save HNWS millions

The proposed lease by Holley Navarre Water System of rural land in the Bergren Road area to dispose of treated wastewater could save much of the estimated $18 million it had planned to spend building a pipe to Eglin Air Force Base for the same purpose. Such savings could help pay for—among other things—repairs to […]

Wastewater pact with Eglin on distant horizon

Wastewater pact with Eglin on distant horizon

Holley-Navarre Water System officials have reassured Williams Creek residents that the utility’s plan to treat wastewater near their homes is temporary. However,  an alternative proposal to pipe the effluent to Eglin Air Force Base is years from reality. There are numerous complications and potential snags that weren’t discussed at the County Commission’s special meeting last […]

Plan eyed to pump Navarre Beach effluent to mainland

Plan eyed to pump Navarre Beach effluent to mainland

The proposed sale of Navarre Beach Water and Sewer would probably involve building a new pipe across Santa Rosa Sound to transfer sewage for treatment at the mainland plant owned by Holley-Navarre Water System. “We would be hoping to run the sewage across and pump it inland,” said Billy Sublett, executive director of Holley-Navarre Water, […]

HNWS should steer clear of Navarre Beach Water

HNWS should steer clear of Navarre Beach Water

Holley-Navarre Water System officials are looking at working with, or possibly acquiring, the county’s Navarre Beach Water and Sewer, and for the life of us we can’t figure out why. Holley-Navarre is a member-owned facility. Navarre Beach Water and Sewer is county-owned. Strike one. Holley-Navarre has been losing money since purchasing Hidden Creek Golf Course. […]

Holley-Navarre Water eyes Navarre Beach Water

Holley-Navarre Water eyes Navarre Beach Water

Officials at the nonprofit Holley-Navarre Water System are researching a possible merger, acquisition or other combination with Santa Rosa County-owned Navarre Beach Water and Sewer. “We are doing our due diligence,” said Billy Sublett, executive director of Holley-Navarre Water, in an interview with the Navarre Press. Joining the two systems would add between 3,000 and […]