FPB has plans to replace 9.2 million gallons of existing 135-year old storage with one 7 million gallon tank.
The previous City Commission intervened and voted unanimously to favor a more costly replacement option presented by the Tanglewood Neighborhood Association (TNAi), two tanks totaling 9.2 million gallons.
Two 4.6 MG tanks costs $3 million more than FPB’s approved plan for a single 7 MG tank – and significantly more later if more water storage capacity is needed.
The Tanglewood Neighborhood Association argues that building the 7 MG tank would negatively affect the appearance of the neighborhood and decrease property values.
Funds for replacement storage will come from rates paid by water customers, not subsidized by other FPB departments.