Reclaimed Water Main Expansion & 2-Inch Water Main Replacement

Reclaimed Water Main Expansion Project

The City of Ormond Beach first began providing reclaimed water for property irrigation in the early 1990s. Following a survey of residents to gauge interest in the availability of reclaimed water, the City developed a reclaimed water distribution system to residents and major use properties. These first projects made reclaimed water available to properties on the City's North Peninsula. In 2011, the reclaimed water main was first extended across Granada Boulevard, allowing for expansion of this system to the South Peninsula. The City has since begun the process of installing reclaimed water lines on streets as part of its 2-inch Water Main Replacement Projects.

The City was recently award a cooperative funding grant by the St. Johns River Water Management District. This grant will fund one-third of the costs to further expend the reclaimed water system throughout the South Peninsula. 

The further expansion of the City of Ormond Beach's reclaimed water distribution system will provide a number of benefits of both local and regional magnitude. 
  • Source of Irrigation Water - Reclaimed water at its most basic level is a low cost alternative for residents to irrigate turf grass on their properties.
  • Diversion of Wastewater Effluent - Providing reclaimed water to residents serves as a regional benefit to Volusia County. This diversion reduces the amount of effluent wastewater discharged to the Halifax River, and in turn this project has been calculated to provide a net reduction of 1,720 pounds of phosphorous discharge, and 5,150 pounds of nitrogen discharge to this important waterway per year. Removing these nutrients reduces the likelihood of algal blooms as observed in the Indian River and other water bodies in recent years. 
  • Reduced Well Withdrawal - Another important regional benefit. Expanding reclaimed water use throughout the South Peninsula takes advantage of a lower quality source for irrigation and reduces withdrawal from City production wells. This project will specifically reduce the burden of City wells located along the Rima Ridge benefiting the Minimum Flows Level Protection of nearby water bodies, most notably Indian Lake, as well as the burden on the Floridan Aquifer. 
The City has prepared a one-page informational flyer regarding reclaimed water which can be downloaded here

This map shows streets in the current project where reclaimed water mains will be installed on the City's South Peninsula. Prior to work starting on each street, notices will be handed out to each residence to inform them when the work will be starting, and who to contact should any issues arise once the work commences. 

The Contract for this project is:  General Underground, LLC, Ph: 352-493-7782.
The City Inspector for this project is:  Anthony Hall, Ph: 386-676-3337

The Ormond Beach City Commission has authorized an incentive program that waives the $215.00 connect fee and only requires the $30.00 application fee. Upon connection, reclaimed service is unmetered and billed at a rate of $16.00 per month. 
Click the following links to download the Service Application for connection and Fee Incentive Form.

2-Inch Water Main Replacement Projects 

The City has identified as a priority, the need to replace several miles of substandard 2-inch potable water mains currently in service throughout the City. Most of the 2-inch water mains were installed more than 30 years ago and are beyond their useful service life. A large portion of these 2-inch water mains are constructed of galvanized steel which is subject to corrosion and failure, as such, substandard water quality is an issue in many of the areas served by these mains.

Replacement of the 2-inch water mains was 
identified in the City's 2007 utility master plan update which indicated that approximately $11,250,000.00 of substandard 2-inch water mains should be replaced. In 2011, the City's 5-year Capital Improvement Program specifically identified $6.6 million to be spent on replacement of the 2-inch water mains over the next 5 years. The project was shown to occur in three phases; in 2013, the first phase of this work was undertaken with $2,650,000 divided over three separate projects, one focusing on water main replacement on those highest priority streets on the Mainland, and one each focusing on the highest priority streets on the North and South Peninsula; subsequent projects were undertaken in 2015 that addressed water mains deemed next highest priority.  This year’s work completes this three phase replacement plan and has again been broken into projects defined by geographic region, specifically Ormond Beach Mainland and Ormond Beach Peninsula.

Mainland


This map shows streets in this phase of work which will have water mains replaced on the Mainland. Prior to work starting on each street, notices will be handed out to each residence to inform them when the work will be starting and who to contact should any issue arise once the work commences. 

The Contractor for this project is:  McMahan Construction, Ph: 386-734-1071
The City Inspector for the project is:  Donnie Vick, Ph: 386-676-3337

Peninsula


This map shows streets in this phase of work which will have water mains replaced on the Peninsula. Prior to work starting on each of the streets, notices will be handed out to each residence to inform them when the work will be starting and who to contact should any issues arise once the work commences. Streets included in this project located on the South Peninsula will also see the installation of reclaimed water mains, which will allow for the connection of properties on these streets to the City's reclaimed water system for irrigation purposes. 

The Contractor for the project is:  Utility Services, Ph: 561-508-3708
The City Inspector for the project is:  Danny Corbin, Ph: 386-676-3337