Water-Related News

Lee Commissioners approve agreement with Bonita Springs for water management

FORT MYERS – The Lee Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday approved an interlocal agreement for Lee County Natural Resources to provide surface water management services for the City of Bonita Springs.

Partnerships with municipalities and agencies are essential to the Lee Board of County Commissioners commitment to coordinated water quality projects throughout the county.

Typical services provided by Lee County to Bonita Springs include:

  • Response to flooding complaints
  • Assistance with water quality issues
  • Regional development review
  • Assistance with the City’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) State permit
  • Regional water studies

The five-year agreement with the City of Bonita Springs does not include the cost of any capital projects or maintenance of their existing storm water system. The city will pay the county $100,332 annually.

For more information on Lee County Natural Resources’ efforts to protect and improve water quality, visit www.leegov.com/naturalresources/WaterQuality.

For more information on Lee County’s flood mitigation efforts, visit www.leegov.com/flooding.