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Key West: It’s All About the Water

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FL Keys Map(click for info.) It’s all about da water, don’t you know Kinja needs da water, da H2O It’s all about da water, it ain’t no lie Widout de water we shrivel up and die    – Keys poet Jimmy Buffett “$240M for 50-Year Water Infrastructure Contracts at 2 US Bases” noted the move toward long-term service contracts for water infrastructure in and around US military facilities. That trend continues. The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) in Key West, FL received an estimated $45.2 million utilities privatization contract for the operation and maintenance of the water distribution systems of Naval activities in the Key West, Florida area. FKAA is a quasi-state organization categorized as “other than small business,” and a provider of water utilities in the unincorporated areas of Key West. The water distribution system will be conveyed to FKAA through a quit claim deed (10 U.S.C. 2688 authorizes privatized Government utility systems if certain criteria are met). The contractual instrument is a fixed-price contract with a term of 50 years, and prospective price redetermination during that period. Work includes initial system modifications required to bring the systems up to industry standards, operation, maintenance and repair of the systems, […]

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