south regional water treatment plant
PBUD Dedicates New Facility
On December 6, Mayor Mazziotti, along with members from the City Council and the Utilities Advisory Board, joined the Palm Bay Utilities Department in celebrating the dedication of its new South Regional Water Treatment Plant. The new facility, which is located in the far southeastern section of the Bayside Lakes Development, began producing water on November 9, 2006. The project included the construction of a reverse osmosis treatment plant, a two-million gallon water storage tank and a new administrative building.
The state-of-the-art water treatment facility utilizes modern technology throughout the process to monitor and control every phase of the water treatment. The facility is designed around the reverse osmosis membrane technology allowing the facility to draw raw water from a deeper, saltier water source reducing the water demand on the shallower aquifer. Not only does this facility produce a high quality product, but the location has increased the pressures in the southwest service area of the City and reduced the demands on the water production facility located in the northeast area of the City. The next few months will be spent balancing the storage and distribution system.
The new administrative building was dedicated and named in honor of Richard Jacobs who served as the City’s utilities director from 1993 until 2004.
"Mr. Jacobs, with the support of the Mayor, City Council and City Manger, positioned the City for a successful future by targeting a plentiful water supply that will meet our needs up to 2021 and beyond," commented utilities director Jason Yarborough. "It is a privilege to honor him with the naming of this new facility."
After the dedication of The Richard H. Jacobs Utilities Administrative Building, the Chamber of Commerce conducted a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the facility. Following, those in attendance were invited to tour the new facility and enjoy the department’s Open House.