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ECUA ANNOUNCES NEW WATER STORAGE TANK PROJECT ON PENSACOLA BEACH
11/30/2012

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) is replacing the current 2.75 million gallon steel potable water storage tank, located on Pensacola Beach, with a new 3.0 million gallon concrete tank.
 

According to Thomas Dawson, PE, ECUA director of water production, “The current steel water storage tank is in need of significant repairs due to the corrosive saltwater environment.” After reviewing several options, the decision was made to replace the existing steel tank with a concrete tank of similar size as the most cost effective option, minimizing corrosion issues in the future. 
 

The demolition of the existing tank will start in the next few days and will be completed within three weeks. The construction of the new concrete tank is anticipated to begin the first week of January 2013, and projected to be completed within four-months.
 

Pensacola Beach residents and visitors could potentially experience brief lane closures and minor lane shifts during the construction period.

About ECUA: Originally founded as the Escambia County Utilities Authority in 1981, the ECUA is a local governmental body, existing under the laws of the State of Florida and provides sanitation, water, and wastewater services. The ECUA name was officially changed to the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority on June 29, 2004.