HB 53 and water resources needs analysis – WithersRavenel

HB 53 says if you manage water resources, you need a needs analysis

HB 53 says if you manage water resources, you need a needs analysis

House Bill 53 (HB 53) has added new requirements to the Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Act. Effective July 1, annual assessments of water resources must include an analysis of the cost to repair, replace, and expand water-related infrastructure.

To meet these new requirements, every municipality, county, and special district must complete a 20-year needs analysis (one for stormwater, one for wastewater). The deadline is June 30, 2022, and every five years after that.

Many capital improvement plans only forecast the next 10–15 years. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a 20-year horizon, WithersRavenel can help.

Click the following link to watch a short video on how following the guidelines of House Bill 53 can give you long range insight to how, when, and where to fund future rehabilitation projects.

At WithersRavenel, we use prediction software designed to look at capital needs and costs for the next 25 years. We marry that with a streamlined GIS process to bring asset condition data from the field into the office, and robust hydraulic modeling capabilities to pinpoint system weaknesses and potential failures.

No matter what condition your data is in, we can help you comply with HB 53 requirements. To see a demonstration or talk to one of our asset management professionals, contact Brad Hunter at bhunter@withersravenel.com.