Water-Related News

Fort Myers Beach Town Council agrees on next stormwater steps

It might be a record, but council unanimously approved two stormwater items in one meeting.

At its Monday, March 6 meeting, the Fort Myers Beach Town Council approved moving forward with 30 percent design plans for the island's stormwater system as well as approving construction for the next four joint outfalls in Segment 2.

The 30 percent design plans will be completed by Tetra Tech for $393,578. This approval will give the town a tool to determine if, what, where, how and when stormwater infrastructure will be implemented street by street. By using the surveys the town is already taking for the potable water system, Tetra Tech can use that data to model each street's needs - whether that's a swale system, a rehabilitation of its current infrastructure, or a new pipe in the ground.