During the very active 2005 hurricane season U.S. Water was able to respond to the critical needs of the City for water and wastewater services in the aftermath of hurricane Wilma. Everglades City was in the direct path of the hurricane and within 2 hours after the hurricane passed through, U.S. Water had assessment teams onsite and repair crews making temporary and emergency repairs to restore vital water and wastewater services to the residents of Everglades City. Through ongoing coordination with the City, Regulatory Agencies and FEMA, U.S. Water was able to maintain temporary solutions to bypass the damaged sections of the system thereby allowing continued use of the utilities. This service allowed for proper diagnostics, component replacement and rehabilitation of the system for permanent and long lasting use.
As stated by Honorable Everglades City Mayor Sammy Hamilton Jr.; 'U.S. Water Services Corporation provided the citizens of Everglades City with outstanding emergency services following hurricane Wilma, allowing the citizens to have full city utility services while many surrounding communities were out of services for many days. We were fortunate to have U.S. Water Services Corporation as our utility contractor.'