Water & Sewer Department

Mission Statement

We provide the public with clean and safe drinking water, and the collection and disposal of domestic waste, in a manner that is affordable, efficient, friendly, and which protects our environment and conserves our natural resources for future generations to use and enjoy.

Distribution & Collection Systems

The City of Niceville owns and operates nine Water Wells which draft an annual daily average of 2.8 million gallons of water from the Floridan aquifer, to provide water to a population of 20,296 residents in our service area. The City of Niceville also owns and operates 70 sewage lift stations which collects free flowing (gravity) sewer lines and then pumps this waste to the Niceville, Valparaiso waste water treatment plant located on Highway 85 North in Niceville. We are located on the northwestern shore of Choctawhatchee Bay in the central panhandle of Northwest Florida. We are bordered on the east and north by Eglin Air Force Base, on the west by the City of Valparaiso, and on the south by Boggy Bayou and Rocky Bayou. Our service area encompasses approximately 11 1/4 square miles.

Meet the Department

The water and sewer department is made up of 4 sections which consist of:

Line Crew

Our responsibilities include new installation, and the maintenance, and repair of the entire water distribution system. This includes 68 miles of water mains of various sizes, 8,151 meter connections, and 600 Fire Hydrants.

Sewer Crew

Our responsibility includes the proper operation, repair and maintenance of the entire sewer collection system, including electrical and auxiliary power. Our system is made up of 70 Lift stations, and 30 miles of both gravity flow and pressure force mains.

Water Well Crew

Our responsibility is water production, treatment, and quality control. We operate 9 water treatment plants and 5 elevated water storage tanks that are manned 7 days a week 365 days a year. The water from these treatment facilities are sampled and tested daily to insure water quality meets or exceeds all State and Federal regulations.

  • Reclaim Distribution System
  • Cross Connection Control
  • Utility Location and Mapping

Water Conservation

Withdrawing of water from the Floridan Aquifer is governed and closely monitored by The Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD). Water conservation practices are not only recommended, but required by law The NWFWMD requires us to educate the public in conservation measures, concerning water usage. Pamphlets to aide and assist the public in water conservation are available free of charge at the City Hall and Public Works Buildings.