JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved a new agreement between JEA and the City of Jacksonville.
At Tuesday evening's City Council meeting, council members voted 19-0 for the extension of JEA's contribution to the city.
The new agreement will extend the terms and conditions of the current agreement through September 2023. It includes a minimum 1 percent increase in JEA's contribution to the city each year.
It will also provide an additional $15 million contribution to the city for use in the Septic Tank Phase Out program, bringing the total city and JEA contribution toward the program to more than $45 million since 2016.
The new agreement will also provide a one-time contribution of $155,000 for river monitoring equipment that was damaged during recent hurricanes.