Hurricane Resiliency Stats

HURRICANE RESILIENCY

Hurricane Irma highlighted the need to reinforce the infrastructure of the County to maintain service. The County would utilize revenue to harden critical infrastructure such as Wastewater facilities, Roadway signalization, and Governmental Structures to better weather another storm in the future.


PROJECT GOALS:  


  • Provide adequate power resources to maintain service at Wastewater facilities and Roadway signals 
  • Elevate structures to avoid the effects of flooding

  

PROJECT FEATURES:  


  • Elevation of structures to reduce the risk of flooding 
  • Harden existing and new structures to protect against windblown debris and provide equipment cover and serve as a place for human refuge 
  • Establish redundancy within the Wastewater system to reduce the effects of outages 
  • Provide backup generators at more locations to mitigate the effects of power loss 
  • Enhance fuel storage and delivery facilities 
  • Enhanced communication to more easily address outages


COSTS AND FUNDING:  


  • Total project cost is estimated at $25 M 
  • Not currently budgeted 
  • The current shortfall is $25 M

Contact:

Miguel Carballo, CFM  

Manager of Facilities  

239-252-8380  Miguel.Carballo@colliercountyfl.gov