American Beach Water and Sewer District Advisory Board
On August 24, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners of Nassau County established the American Beach Water and Sewer District, a dependent district, pursuant to Ordinance No. 2020-26. On October 28, 2020. Ordinance No. 2020-34 was created to amend Ordinance 2020-26, which requires to establishment of a District Advisory Board.
The authority of the Advisory Board is as follows:
- The Advisory Board shall represent the American Beach property owner's interests by monitoring and evaluating the design and construction of the public water distribution and wastewater collection system within the District Boundaries.
- The Advisory Board shall consider matters related to and submitted by the District staff, to the Governing Body of the American Beach Water and Sewer District ("District Board") related to the design and construction of the system and may offer comments, if any, concurrently. Comments relating to the design and construction of the system from the community residents, property owners, resident groups, associations, and other owner-based organizations may be considered by the Advisory Board and provided to the District Board.
The REDI grant with St. Johns River Water Management District could provide funding to residents within the American Beach Water and Sewer Districts (District) for the cost of septic abandonment and sewer connection from the home to the main sewer line once the water and sewer conversion project is complete.
In order to continue to qualify for REDI grant funding and comply with the grant agreement, at least 79 commitments are required for the removal of on-site treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS) from properties within the District. To be able to execute the grant agreement, the County must receive commitments from 79 property owners within the District committing to participate in the REDI program, complete the septic tank abandonment, and connect to the Nassau Amelia Utility (NAU). It is important to note, if 79 non-revocable letters of commitment are not received, the District will no longer qualify for the REDI grant and funding may not be awarded to the District from SJRWMD.
Please CLICK HERE for more information on the REDI Grant and what is needed to qualify.
The required documentation is due to the County Manager's Office by February 16, 2024.
February 28, 2023 Update:
FAQ related to the Notice of Anticipated Availability of Central Wastewater and Water Utility Services
American Beach Water and Sewer Conversion Project Groundbreaking
A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held in American Beach on August 30, 2022 to celebrate the physical beginning of the project. A video of the event can be found here: https://youtu.be/4I-3ejLX_s4