JEA, city reach agreement through September 2023

New agreement includes $15M contribution for Septic Tank Phase Out program

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.

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