Working in partnership with the City of Jacksonville, a contractor (TG
Utilities, Inc.) working for JEA will soon be installing a new potable water
line in your neighborhood. The funding for this project is being provided by
the City of Jacksonville and the construction will be managed by JEA.
project will be separated into two separate phases (phase 1 & 2). As part
of the project, JEA will be installing a new water main, individual water
services to the property line, water meter boxes and fire hydrants to improve
area fire protection. Connection to the water system will be voluntary and more information will be provided to
customers on the JEA connection process & grant programs through future
town meetings and project mailings.
Town Meeting – UPDATE
This project was delayed several weeks due to the impacts of Hurricane
Irma. A project town meeting was scheduled and cancelled just prior to the
storm. JEA and the City of Jacksonville will be rescheduling this meeting in
the next few months to answer your questions and /or concerns. We have
requested that the contractor move forward on construction activities to
prevent any further project delays.
Construction will occur in the City’s streets, rights of way and easements. Motorists will be
permitted to drive (with caution) through the construction area during pipe
installation. There will be times when roads and
driveways will have limited access while the contractor is installing the new water
next few weeks, the contractor will begin surveying, mobilizing equipment and
locating existing utilities within the
project limits. This survey work will be used by our contractor to locate the
public rights of way and existing utilities (JEA, AT&T, Comcast, etc.).
Restoration of the Project Area
of the project area will be begin soon after the pipes have been installed
throughout the project area. Any existing grass, curb, gutter, driveways, or
sidewalks affected during construction will be returned to their
to the New JEA Water Line
completed, property owners interested in obtaining water service will be
responsible for paying JEA connection
fees, private on-site plumbing costs and obtaining the associated permits
required to make the connection from your home to the new water line located in
the right-of-way. Connection to the new water system is completely
Utility Tap-In Program (UTIP)
The City of
Jacksonville understands that not all residents may be able to absorb the costs
associated with connecting to the new City water system. Federal and/or State
affordable housing funds are available through the City’s Housing and Community
Development Division Utility Tap-In Program (UTIP). This financial assistance
is for qualified owner-occupied homeowners in the form of a deferred payment loan
that pays for all the costs associated with the connection of your home to the
JEA water system.
about the Utility Tap-In Program.