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About the Service Area
The service area is located in Lee County about 12 miles east of Fort Myers, near Interstate 75 and the Southwest Florida International Airport.
Lehigh Acres spans approximately 60,000 acres and serves more than 12,800 water customers and 8,800 wastewater customers. In addition, the FGUA provides reclaimed service in bulk to three golf courses in the service area. The service area came under FGUA ownership in December 2003.
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- Potable Water
- Reclaimed Water (Select areas)
The water in Lehigh Acres is currently disinfected with chloramines. Service is provided by 13 active wells, two water treatment facilities, and one wastewater treatment plant. In addition, service is supported by an interconnection with the City of Fort Myers utility system during high demand.
The FGUA Capital Improvement Plan includes a one-year project to rehabilitate the water treatment infrastructure with the aim of improving water quality in the system.
Lehigh Acres Water Treatment Plant No. 1 – The FGUA is currently working on a six month project which includes installing refurbished water treatment units and additional equipment at Lehigh Acres Water Treatment Plant No. 1. The project also calls for the installation of new chemical feed pumps, refurbished sand filters, and the addition of a pH adjustment system to allow for enhanced removal of color in the water. The project coincides with the conversion of an existing plant into a booster station to help maintain pressure in the system. The improvements are scheduled to be completed in December 2012.
Lehigh Acres Water Treatment Plant No. 2 – In addition to the improvements to Water Treatment Plant No. 1, Water Treatment Plant No. 2 is being converted into a booster station to help maintain adequate pressures in the system while producing all the system’s water needs from Water Treatment Plant No. 1. Water Treatment Plant No. 2 will be transitioned back to a treatment facility and expanded in the future when the system’s water demand exceeds the capacity of Water Treatment Plant No. 1. The booster station conversion project is scheduled to be complete in the 1st quarter of 2012.
Ms. Lizotte acts as the liaison to FGUA customers in the FGUA Lee County area. Ms. Lizotte conducts presentations to community organizations, provides water conservation education opportunities for local students, promotes water conservation through a moisture sensor conservation program and addresses various customer inquiries or concerns.
Ms. Lizotte has considerable event planning, community outreach and communications experience working in the private sector. Ms. Lizotte welcomes the opportunity to serve local customers and strengthen relationships with those in the FGUA Lee County service area.
(239) 368-1615 Telephone
(239) 368-7486 Fax
1229 Homestead Rd. N
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
The Lehigh Acres FGUA Utility Advisory Committee includes six local representatives. The FGUA Board of Directors appoints committee members to offer suggestions to improve service and communication and make recommendations to the FGUA Board.
The members serve a voluntary three-year term and meet quarterly.
Current committee members are:
- Ralph Hemingway – Chair
- David Lindsay – Vice Chair
- Diane Turril
- Mohamed Yasin
- Willie Singleton
For information about the Lehigh Acres UAC, contact Donna Lizotte, FGUA Community Services Representative at (239) 368-1615 or (866) 310-4878.
As a governmental utility, the FGUA follows water restrictions put into place by the South Florida Water Management District and by our host government Lee County for this service area. At times, the County may have a stricter ordinance in place when compared to the District’s recommendation. During these instances, FGUA customers should follow the County restrictions.
Every year, the FGUA provides customers with a report that offers details about the quality of their water. The FGUA works regularly to monitor and test the water in an effort to meet or exceed Federal Drinking Water Standards.
Click here to see the consumer Confidence Report for Lehigh Acres water system.
The FGUA welcomes and encourages feedback from our customers. Customers wanting to give feedback for this service area should contact Donna Lizotte, Community Services Representative at:
For convenience, customers may also fill out a customer feedback form by clicking here.