Environment


STRATEGIC GOAL

ONA works to maintain the quality of our environment, including fresh water supplies, stormwater drainage, beaches, pollution and the Naples Bay and coastal areas.To learn more or join in, please contact the Committee Chair at environment@oldnaplesassociation.com

ONGOING PROJECTS

Our beaches: This complex issue involves the public beaches, the adjacent City controlled parking, our support of tourism, renourishment of beaches with fresh sand, and the City/County interactions.

Potable water: We are working with the City to understand the plans to ensure that potable water supplies will be available for the foreseeable future. Naples pumps its water supplies from aquifers susceptible to pollution from overlying development and saltwater intrusion. More significantly Naples' property owners use over 65% of the potable water supply for landscaping irrigation. Unless something changes we may not have adequate potable water supplies within 20 years.

Reclaimed water: The City has begun a reclaimed water system for use in irrigation landscapes that should be extended throughout the City. There are a number of challenges currently preventing this, and we are working with the City to understand and remove the obstacles to having every property served by reclaimed water for landscaping use.

Stormwater: This issue impacts every household, especially during our wetter seasons. We are working with the City while they plan for the removal of the beach outfalls and their replacement with pumping stations and deepwater discharge pipes. We also monitor the impact of development on the City’s stormwater infrastructure and the several lakes within our neighborhood.

Please join us in these efforts. We look forward to hearing from you at environment@oldnaplesassociation.com whenever you have a concern, question or suggestion about environmental issues.

NOTE: as of November, 2017, we do not have volunteers to carry this work forward! Please let us know if you'd like to contribute in this area.

RESOURCES

City Utilities Department (potable and reclaimed water): click here 

City Streets and Stormwater Department (stormwater): click here

Gordon River Greenway: click here

South Florida Water Management District: click here 

Other environmental links: click here 


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