NAPLES, FL., – Ave Maria Utility Company, the provider of water and utilities services to the residents of Ave Maria, Florida, announces temporary reduced rates to ease potential higher than normal utilities bills during the stay-at-home order for COVID-19. According to an Ave Maria Utility statement to its residential customers, “The Utility will be allowed to forgo utilization of all upper tiers of residential water usage rates for the next two months.” The request was approved by the Collier County Water and Wastewater Authority. Ave Maria Utility will reevaluate the situation after two months.
“During the COVID-19 crisis, potable water usage volumes have been skyrocketing with more people being home all day, every day. As such, many of our customers will be pushed up into upper tiers of the rate structure and their bills will be much higher than normal during this time. AMUC would like to temporarily suspend the tiered rate structure and bill everyone at the Tier 1 rate no matter what the volume of usage,” states David Genson, Director of AMUC. “We have instituted the rate relief indefinitely as we continue to monitor the pandemic and the stay-at-home order.”
Ave Maria Utility Company, founded in 2004, provides services to more than 2,500 accounts. Services include water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment and reuse irrigation.
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Ave Maria has been named 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 35 Master Planned Community in the United States and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and is zoned for all A-rated Collier County public schools. At its build out, the town will include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres. Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County. The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 20 minutes. For more information, please visit http://www.avemaria.com/ or call 239-352-3903.