The Lee County Board of County Commissioners has approved a 5-year eight percent increase on water, sewer, and utility services. The Town of Fort Myers Beach is supplied water by Lee County Utilities and the sewer system on Fort Myers Beach is owned by Lee County.
Each of the next five years, starting in 2023, your rates will increase by 8%. According to Lee County, based on the average residential household usage of 5,000 gallons of water per month, the estimated monthly average bill for water and sewer services will increase as follows:
Lee County says rate increases are necessary to keep pace with Lee County’s anticipated population growth with capital improvement projects and to restore the Fort Myers Beach Advanced Water Reclamation Facility following Hurricane Ian. Lee County Utilities aggregate Capital Improvement Program and major maintenance is $785 million during the next 10 years.
The increases will be effective immediately in two increments:
– The sewer increase will be reflected on the July billing statement from the Town.
– All other increases will be reflected on the August billing statement from the Town.
Read the Lee County ordinance HERE.