Media Coverage


Screenshot 2024-02-16 at 1.09.07 PMClick here to read the "Go With the Flow" article by Key West Citizen.
Source: Key West Citizen | Published: February 9, 2024
The Florida Keys Aqueduct continues to make progress on upgrading the main water transmission line, and while traffic impacts are expected to lessen after March, the project is expected to continue through February 2025.

Keys Citizen logoClick here to read the "DEP Lifts Warning on FKAA" article by Key West Citizen.
Source: Key West Citizen | Published: November 14, 2023
The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority has proven to the state Department of Environmental Protection that it can and will provide a reliable source of drinking water to the chain of islands.

Keys Weekly October 19 ArticleClick here to read the "Water Line Project in Islamorada is Ahead of Schedule" article by Keys Weekly.
Source: Keys Weekly | Published: October 19, 2023
A project to replace roughly four miles of aged water pipe in Islamorada is two months ahead of schedule.

October 18, 2023 Key Citizen articleClick here to read the "FKAA Suspends Lane Closure" article by Key West Citizen.
Source: Key West Citizen | Published: October 18, 2023
The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority has announced the southeast U.S. 1 rolling lane closure will be suspended from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, to 10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, for the annual Key West Fantasy Fest.

Keys News- Suspends Work for HolidayClick here to read the "FKAA to Suspend U.S. 1 Project for Holidays" article by Key West Citizen.
Source: Key West Citizen | Published: August 22, 2023
The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority will suspend the southbound U.S. 1 rolling lane closure from 4 p.m. on Aug. 31 through 10 p.m. on Sept. 5 for the Labor Day weekend.

Smart Water Magazine- Isalmorada Transmission Main Replacement ProjectClick here to read the "Islamorada Transmission Main Replacement Project is Halfway Complete" article by Smart Water Magazine.
Source: Smart Water Magazine | Published August 17, 2023
Crews have reached the halfway mark on the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority's (FKAA) Islamorada Transmission Main Replacement Project approximately two-months ahead of schedule.

Key West Citizen August 10 articleClick here to read the "FKAA Water Line Work Ahead of Schedule" article by Key West Citizen.
Source: Key West Citizen | Published: August 10, 2023
A much-needed upgrade to the Florida Keys' main water line, in one of its more problematic areas, is halfway done and two months ahead of schedule.

WaterWorld Article- Islamorada Transmission Main Replacement ProjectClick here to read the "Islamorada Transmission Main Replacement Project Halfway Complete, Ahead of Schedule" article by WaterWorld.
Source: WaterWorld | Published August 16, 2023 
Crews have reached the halfway mark on the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority's (FKAA) Islamorada Transmission Main Replacement Project approximately two-months ahead of schedule, according to a FKAA press release.

article 2Click here to read the "Water Pipe Project in Islamorada Reaches the Halfway Point" article by Keys Weekly.
Source: Keys Weekly | Published: August 3, 2023
Crews have reached the halfway mark on the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority’s (FKAA) Islamorada Transmission Main Replacement Project about two months ahead of schedule.

article 3Click here to read the "FKAA Water Line Work is Ahead of Schedule" article by Keys Citizen.
Source: Keys Citizen | Published: August 3, 2023
A much-needed Upper Keys project to upgrade the Florida Keys’ main water line, in one of its most problematic areas, is halfway done and two months ahead of schedule.

article 1Click here to read the "Islamorada Transmission Main Replacement Project Reaches Halfway Mark Two Months Ahead of Schedule" article by Underground Infrastructure.
Source: Underground Infrastructure | Published: August 2, 2023
In April 2023, crews began installing the new, cathodically protected transmission main via open-cut trench installation along US 1.

Keys Weely July 25 ArticleClick here to read the "Keys Lobster Mini-Season Shuts Local Ramps & Suspends Rolling Lane Closure" article by Keys Weekly.
Source: Keys Weekly | Published: July 25, 2023
Crews have replaced 10,055 feet of the new main since mid-July.

Key West Citizen July 1 ArticleClick here to read the "No FKAA Work on U.S. 1 Over Holiday Weekend" article by Key West Citizen."
Source: Key West Citizen | Published: July 1, 2023
Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority crews will halt work on the Islamorada Transmission Main Replacement Project and suspend the rolling lane closure on U.S. 1, near Mile Marker 82, from this weekend through Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

Keys Weekly June 30 ArticleClick here to read the "Islamorada Water Pipe Project Halts for a Busy Fourth of July" article by Keys Weekly.
Source: Keys Weekly | Published: June 30, 2023
Construction crews continue to lay new water pipes into the ground in Islamorada. The work will stop during the busy Fourth of July, however, with heavy congestion expected on U.S. 1 in the village.
May 26 Key West Citizen articleClick here to read the "FKAA Work Stopped for Memorial Day Weekend" article by Key West Citizen.
Source: Key West Citizen | Published: May 26, 2023
The southbound rolling lane closure just north of Mile Marker 80, which has been in effect for the Islamorada Transmission Main Replacement Project since May 1, will be suspended for Memorial Day weekend, Saturday through Tuesday, May 27-30.

May 26 Key West Citizen articleClick here to read the "FKAA Suspends Water Line Work Over Holiday" article by Key West Citizen.
Source: Key West Citizen | Published: May 20, 2023
The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority's southbound rolling lane closure, just north of Mile Marker 80, which has been in effect for the Islamorada Transmission Main Replacement Project since, May 1, will be suspended for Memorial Day weekend from Saturday to Tuesday, May 27-30.

Key West Citizen May 18, 2023 ArticleClick here to read the "FKAA Director Addresses Monroe County Commission on Water Issues" article by Key West Citizen.
Source: Key West Citizen | Published: May 18, 2023
Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Executive Director Greg Veliz addressed the Monroe County Commission on Wednesday, May 17, about a series of water line main breaks and the FKAA's efforts replacing the aging main water line, which have caused traffic issues in the Upper Keys.

May 2 WLRN ArticleClick here to read the Traffic Delays Expected in Florida Keys Due to Water Pipeline Construction" article by WLRN.
Source: WLRN | Published: May 2, 2023
The Florida Keys water utility is beginning the long process of replacing its only pipeline for drinking water and it's going to mean travel delays for motorists on the Overseas Highway for the forseeable future.

A worker installs new water pipe.
Click here to read the "Islamorada Water Main Project to Close Southbound Lane" article by Keys Weekly.
Source: Keys Weekly | Published: April 27, 2023
The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority’s (FKAA) Islamorada Transmission Main Replacement Project is progressing ahead of schedule.

FKAA signClick here to read the "Decades in the Making- Historic Project Will Revamp Water Distribution Through the Florida Keys" article by Municipal Sewer & Water.
Source: Municipal Sewer & Water | Published: April 24, 2023
Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. That would be the plight of many Florida Keys residents were it not for a 130-mile pipeline connecting their faucets to the Biscayne Aquifer in mainland Florida.
Local 10 Podcast April 23 2023Click here to listen to the "This Week in South Florida" podcast by Local 10.
Source: Local 10 | Published: April 23, 2023
Keys Weekly Article April 23, 2023Click here to read the "Water Utility Director Addresses Concerns About Keys' Pipeline" article by Keys Weekly.
Source: Keys Weekly | Published: April 21, 2023
The head of the Florida Keys' water utility is pushing back against a recent news report that claimed a state agency had floated the idea of taking over the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority.
 
Media Image 5Click here to read the "The Keys for Innovation" article by WaterWorld.
Source: WaterWorld | Published: March/April 2023 | Written by: Greg Veliz
Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority's commitments, to being proactive and to accepting innovation, propel future growth and resilience.

Media Image 2Click here to read the "Water Main Break Slows Down Keys Traffic. Pipe Replacement Project to Start Next Month" article by the Miami Herald.
Source: Miami Herald | Published: March 8, 2023 | Reporter: David Goodhue

A water main broke in the Florida Keys early Wednesday morning, and repairs affected traffic throughout the day along U.S. 1 in the upper part of the island chain.

Media Image 3Click here to read the "Fresh Flow: 4-mile, $40-plus-million Water Main Replacement Project Nears in Islamorada" article by Keys Weekly.
Source: Keys Weekly | Published: March 3, 2023 | Reporter: Jim McCarthy
Thousands of vehicles traverse the Florida Keys on any given day, between the large out-of-county workforce and visitors flocking to their island destinations.

Media Image 4Click here to read the "The Florida Keys Water System Gets Upgrades to Ensure Resilience to Climate Change" article by Smart Water.
Source: Smart Water | Published: February 28, 2023
The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) provides water and wastewater services to about 80,000 people (nearly double in the winter) living in this chain of islands that extends more than 200 km from the south coast of Florida...

WaterWorld January 24 ArticleClick here to read the "Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority to Begin Resilience Upgrades" article by WaterWorld.
Source: WaterWorld | Published: January 24, 2023
The authority will begin replacing aging transmission mains in late February 2023, and will continue upgrading the entire 130-mile system over the coming decades.

CSEngineering Article Jan 20 2023Click here to read the "Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority to Begin Implementing Climate Resistant Upgrades to World Class Potable Water System" article by Civic + Structural Engineering.
Source: Civic + Structural Engineering | Published: January 20, 2023
Delivering approximately 20,000,000 gallons per day of high-quality drinking water to customers in the Florida Keys, the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority manages and maintains an exemplary water system that is truly a modern marvel.


Smart Water Magazine January 17 ArticleClick here to read the "Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority to Begin Implementing Climate Resistant Upgrades to World Class Potable Water System" article by Smart Water Magazine.
Source: Smart Water Magazine | Published: January 17, 2023
Delivering approximately 20,000,000 gallons per day of high-quality drinking water to customers in the Florida Keys, the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority manages and maintains an exemplary water system that is truly a modern marvel.