A Water & Sewer rate increase of 1.5% was approved at the City Council meeting in City Council Chambers on April 21, 2015.
The rate increase is effective on
JANUARY 1, 2017
This rate increase will cost the average residential user of 6,000 gallons about $0.84 per month.
The Wetland Groundwater Recharge Park allows the City of Ocala to efficiently use its water resources. By developing this park, the City of Ocala will create a wetland ecosystem, improve water quality, and boost regional groundwater supplies. This project will include rapid infiltration basins that will replenish the Floridan Aquifer faster than current natural rates.
The project site is a 60-acre, City-owned parcel located next to the Pine Oaks Golf Course. Currently, the parcel is used as a Disc Golf Course. This area already contains oak canopies, lined irrigation ponds, trails, and grassy fairways. The Wetland Groundwater Recharge Park will preserve existing oak canopy, transform the ponds into deep marshes, and convert the fairways to wetlands. Additionally, an educational center, boardwalks, trails, and wildlife overlooks will be constructed throughout the park. Above is a conceptual drawing of the recharge park.
Check Out the Project Timeline Below:
**All of the dates are best estimates and are subject to change