The public is invited to attend an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Green Meadows Water Treatment Plant, a Lee Board of County Commissioners’ $75.4 million state-of-the art facility in southeast Lee County. The location is 16003 Airport Haul Road, Fort Myers, 33913.
The new plant increases treatment capacity of the adjacent, former plant from 9 million gallons per day to 14 million gallons per day of potable drinking water. It provides water to Lee County Utilities customers in service areas such as south Lee County neighborhoods and Gateway, Florida Gulf Coast University, Southwest Florida International Airport, Iona-McGregor and Fort Myers Beach.
“This new water treatment plant uses modern technology and reduces the use of energy and chemicals, driving new efficiencies in water treatment while maintaining the same high-quality water to residents,” said Cecil Pendergrass, Board chairman and District 2 representative. “It also increases service capacity to more Lee County residents and businesses both now and in the future.”
Due to the remote location of the plant, attendees are asked to allow for ample travel time. Lee County Utilities staff will lead a guided tour immediately following the ceremony, which is anticipated to last less than a half hour. Tours run about 30 minutes.