Thank goodness Tropical Storm Isaac spared Pensacola Beach. We can handle a tropical storm. The ECUA had issued an order on Monday to shut down the water and sewer service on Pensacola Beach on Monday night. The PBA and several beach businesses aggressively contacted ECUA officials and County Commissioners and were able to get ECUA to reverse that order. We felt it made no sense for the County to issue a voluntary evacuation order and for the ECUA to discontinue service to those residents and businesses that decided to stay. We will work with County and ECUA officials to clarify the decision making process for future storms.
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