Installation of the City’s two new Lower Floridan Aquifer (LFA) wells is underway.
The City of Mascotte is located within the Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI), a five-County planning region where the St Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have collectively determined that increasing use of the Upper Floridan Aquifer (UFA) for water supply is unsustainable. Recognizing the water resource concern, the City’s consumptive use permit (CUP) requires withdrawals above 0.7 MGD to come from the Lower Florida Aquifers (LFA). Funding of the two new LFA wells comes from a $3.8 million grant obtained from SJRWMD and FDEP.
Street Resurfacing Projects
The City is responsible for the maintenance of over 35 miles of roadway. Since 2015 the City has resurfaced over 4 miles of roadway.
Replacement of the SR 50 water main
The water main along State Road 50 was replaced during a two-phase project in 2018 and 2019. The new C-900 PVC main replaced the antiquated class pipe PVC main which had outlived its life expectancy and was experiencing multiple failures. Pipe sizing of the 13,000 LF± main ranges in sizes from eight-inch to twelve-inch. Funding of the two-phase project came from two $500,000 grants obtained from SJRWMD.