Water

Valve break causes discolored water

Valve break causes discolored water

Holley Navarre Water System customers experienced discolored water and low pressure following a valve break May 28. No boil water notice has been issued. CEO Rob Williamson told the Navarre Press that they have received several calls concerning the impacts. Water system employees are currently flushing lines throughout the system. “Crews are out there flushing […]

Gardner reflects on 33 year career before retirement

Gardner reflects on 33 year career before retirement

On an evening in 1995, Paul Gardner and his wife were cresting the top of the Navarre Beach bridge when they spotted a breathtaking view, thousands of lights along the coastal community known as Navarre. The couple were headed home from a celebratory dinner. Gardner had just secured a promotion to Operations Manager at Holley […]

Keep up with your cat’s happiness

Keep up with your cat’s happiness

Did you see the picture of the cat in the article about cat health last week? That feline looks scared to death – and I do too when I go to the vet. I don’t know where the thermometer is going to go next and I sure don’t like where they take my temperature. That’s […]

Panhandle Trail closes for line install

Panhandle Trail closes for line install

Water and sewer line placement will temporarily close part of Panhandle Trail until Friday according to a Santa Rosa County press release. Panhandle Trail in Navarre will be closed between U.S. Highway 98 and Timber Lane starting Tuesday, Oct. 24 through close of business on Friday, Oct. 27. The eastbound left and westbound right turn […]

Signs of vibrio not always easy to detect

Signs of vibrio not always easy to detect

It was just another Sunday afternoon in the water.  In the 40 years Jeanne Vahle and her husband, Mike, have lived in Florida, they have had a lot of days in the water, be it to swim, fish or take their boat out. They never expected anything bad to happen. On this particular Sunday, though, […]

Drinking water in Holley-Navarre is better than most areas in the country

Drinking water in Holley-Navarre is better than most areas in the country

The water crisis in Flint, Mich., began in April of 2014. Following a switchover to the Flint River as the city’s main water source, corrosive water conditions from the Flint River caused heavy metal leaching from the lead service pipes in the region. Read the full article in the Mar. 10 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Draft flood mitigation plan reflects little action

Draft flood mitigation plan reflects little action

The floods of April 2014 illuminated flood-vulnerable areas and the lack of stormwater management in South Santa Rosa County. More than a year later, residents are still living in fear of when the next heavy storm system will flood their home. At this point, they feel it isn’t a matter of ‘if’ but a matter […]

‘Flood’ mosquitoes have quite the bite

‘Flood’ mosquitoes have quite the bite

For weeks and weeks my husband had been complaining about his stabbing, stinging, itching mosquito bites and resultant welts. He said what made this year different was the mosquitoes were more ferocious, seemed to be much larger and were dive bombing him. At first I thought it was a just an aberration or a purposeful […]

Holley-Navarre Water rate increase coming

Holley-Navarre Water rate increase coming

Holley-Navarre Water System Inc. plans to raise rates for its roughly 14,000 customers by the end of 2015. In a statement, the nonprofit utility cited several extraordinary recent and upcoming expenses, but declined to be specific about how much they cost or the amount of the looming rate increase. “We’re just letting everybody know there […]

Water authority approves $150K settlement

Water authority approves $150K settlement

A break in Fairpoint Regional Utility System’s main water line, which serves all of south Santa Rosa County, will cost more than twice the initial repair estimates of $414,000. Additionally, project delays have caused problems for other water utilities which rely on its service. Fairpoint Regional Utility System (FRUS) water wells, located in East Milton, […]

Let the flushing continue: water line repairs stalled for HNWS

Let the flushing continue: water line repairs stalled for HNWS

Rotten eggs or chlorine? Those are the choices Navarre residents have when it comes to how their water will taste or smell until Holley Navarre Water System (HNWS) is able to repair the Fairpoint Regional Utilities (FRU) water line that has been broken since April. Since the break, HNWS has been flushing lines more frequently with chlorine to “mask” the hydrogen sulfide smell. Those flushes are even more necessary […]

Update: Raiders prepare for Milton Panthers

Update: Raiders prepare for Milton Panthers

The Navarre Raiders offensive and defensive squads scrimmaged Aug. 15 for the second consecutive Friday. However, when the Raiders take the field at 7 p.m., Aug. 21 for the Kick-Off Classic, they will see Milton Panther players across the line of scrimmage from them. Navarre Head Coach Jay Walls said his team is familiar with […]

Boil advisory for Holley-Navarre Water customers

Boil advisory for Holley-Navarre Water customers

A precautionary boil advisory has been issued for about 1,000 Holley-Navarre Water System (HNWS) customers based on a waterline break in the Navarre area. According to the Fla. Department of Health in Santa Rosa County,  customers who were impacted by the break Thursday morning should boil their water until further notice. The boil advisory is for […]