Water Service

FPUA provides clean drinking water to approximately 17,500 customers producing about 257 million gallons per month or an average of 9 million gallons per day.

Our water is derived from the Surficial Aquifer about 100, feet below the surface, and the Floridian Aquifer, about 1,000 feet below the surface.  We have both lime softening and reverse osmosis plants, which treat the well water.  FPUA’s water is excellent drinking quality, which meets stringent federal and state water quality standards.

Water Resources

The Water Resources Department is responsible for providing clean drinking water to all customers. 

We ensure that the quality of finished water production from our water treatment plants meets all federal and state drinking water requirements while also maintaining cost-effective operations.

We oversee the operation of two water treatment plants; one plant uses lime softening methods to cleanse the water while the other is a reverse osmosis plant.

We operate and maintain FPUA wellfields, raw water transmission mains, storage/repump facilities, and the water distribution system bacteriological monitoring program. 

Our staff ensures that there will be plenty of water to meet the needs of the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority’s customers, with respect to continued city growth and development, health, and fire protection.

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE REQUIREMENT

FPUA recommends that you follow the guidelines below issued by the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Use bottled water that has not been exposed to flood waters if it is available.
  • If you don’t have bottled water, you should boil water to make it safe.
  • Boil the water for one minute, let it cool, and store it in clean containers with covers.
  • If you can’t boil water, you can disinfect it using household bleach. Add 1/8 teaspoon (or 8 drops) of regular, unscented, liquid household bleach for each gallon of water, stir it well and let it stand for 30 minutes before you use it. Store disinfected water in clean containers with covers.

Customers under a Precautionary Boil Water notice should follow guidelines for at least 72 hours or until a rescind notice is issued.

For more detailed instructions, visit EPA Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water.  If you have any questions, contact Fort Pierce Utilities Authority at 772-466-1600.

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Water Award

The Water/Wastewater Engineering Department is responsible for engineering, design, permitting, inspection and construction management associated with expansions, repairs and upgrades of FPUA’s Water Reclamation Facility, Water Treatment Plant, Water Distribution System, Gas Distribution System, and Wastewater Collection System.

The department is also tasked with planning for future growth and changes to our systems as technology and/or laws and regulations change.

The department plans for growth of the various systems and schedules needed repair and replacement projects.  They also coordinate system needs with consultants to insure proper project scope, timing, and funding.

Finally, they work with consultants on major construction projects that affect water and wastewater systems.  They manage and inspect construction projects and develop standards for materials and designs.

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Water Distribution

The Water Distribution Department is responsible for providing its customers with reliable, high-quality water for drinking, irrigation, and fire protection. Our department is also responsible for locating all of FPUA’s underground utilities (water, sewer, gas, electric, fiber optic cable and traffic control loops for the City of Fort Pierce) for all of the general public, businesses, and government agencies.

We preserve the integrity of the public water system through a planned and executed preventive maintenance program. Our staff installs, maintains, tests, repairs, or replaces water meters for residential and commercial applications, as well as installs, maintains, tests, and repairs approximately 3,095 cross-connection control devices throughout the distribution system in compliance with all federal, state and local regulations. In addition, we also upgrade water meters and backflow preventers. We are also responsible for maintaining all main lines and service lines which distributes water throughout our system and to our customers. Our crews are also responsible for maintaining approximately 1,629 fire hydrants throughout our distribution system.

Temporary Water Service