Water Treatment Plant Source Water Project

The City of Fort Myers (City) is pleased to announce the planning and construction of a series of new raw water source wells to supplement the existing City wellfield. Additional raw water production wells are necessary to replace older or underproducing wells and to meet the increasing potable water demands of the growing population. The City has adequate water treatment plant capacity but will need to construct additional facilities to meet projected raw water demands of 2025 and 2030.

The City has identified and is planning for the new water supply sources and facilities needed to serve existing and new developments within the City limits.

What is raw water? Raw water is ground water that has not yet been treated for drinking use.

Raw Well P-22 & P-21

In September 2021, the City began construction on the first two raw water wells identified as P-21 and P-22. These wells are expected to be in production by summer 2022. Well locations along with their associated new transmission main pipeline are shown on the aerial map below.

P-22 & P-21 Location Map

Portions of the North Colonial Linear Trail between Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard and Hodges University will be closed during the well drilling and transmission main installation operations. More information to come.

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Raw Well P-1S & P-2S

In January 2022, the City will begin construction on the raw water wells identified as P-1S and P-2S. These wells are expected to be in production by fall 2022. Well locations along with their associated new transmission main pipeline are shown on the aerial map below.

P-1S & P-2S Location Map

Portions of the Winkler Avenue East sidewalk between Queen Palm Lane and Glenford Boulevard will be closed during the well drilling and transmission main installation operations.

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Video of Treatment Plant Source