In order to address concerns of the aging water and sewer infrastructure, rising operating and maintenance costs and replacing old technology and infrastructure such as asbestos-cement pipes which have a history of failure, Brevard County Utility Services Department (BCUSD) conducted an Infrastructure Asset Evaluation to identify and prioritize capital improvement projects for the next ten years. (see “Infrastructure Asset Evaluation” presentation below)
After presenting the Infrastructure Asset Evaluation results to the Board of County Commissioners on July 18, 2013, BCUSD was directed to bring a resolution and corresponding rate adjustments to the Board for consideration.
These rate adjustments (see “Proposed Rate Increase Table” below) would fully fund the Countywide Capital Program over 10 years and the Barefoot Bay Capital Program over 5 years, allowing BCUSD to continue to provide quality water and sewer services while also protecting the health, safety and environmental quality of life for all customers.
The items below were presented to the Board of County Commissioners and contain additional background information regarding the infrastructure improvement program and the proposed rate increases:
Brevard County Rate Resolution and Rate Schedules Barefoot Bay Rate Resolution and Rate Schedules
Infrastructure Asset Evaluation PowerPoint Presentation
Rates Compared With Other Local Utilities
Proposed Rate Increase Table
Brevard County's Utility Services Department administers the county's Water and Wastewater Programs and provides drinking water treatment and distribution services, wastewater collection and treatment services, and reclaimed water in numerous service areas throughout Brevard County Florida. Service Area Map of Brevard County Utility Services Department
The Utility Services Department is operated as an "enterprise funds", this means the department receives no tax funding. All operating and capital expenses are paid for from user fees and impact fees collected from new users of these services. The Department is a County agency, operating under the control and authority of the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners.
Brevard County Utility Services Department is committed to providing high quality services and customer feedback is critical to our success in meeting this goal. We welcome any comments or suggestions that you care to make concerning our services or this web page. Please feel free to contact the Utility Services Director, Robert G. Adolphe, PE
, by email or at the address and telephone number to the right on any matter concerning our department, our services, or our plans for the future.