Deteriorated Docks and
Piers To Be Demolished
Deteriorated docks and piers along some of the canals in Lehigh Acres are going to be dismantled by the East County Water Control District (ECWCD) by July 19. The affected homeowners have been notified and others may face the same fate as the district continues to inspect structures, such as piers, docks and other structures on water control district-owned land.This includes the banks and the canals in Lehigh.
Many homeowners over the years have built such structures that have deteriorated to the point that the district’s liability may be in question.
Carla Ulakovic, the community project specialist with the ECWCD said ECWCD staff is working to notify affected homeowners of the removal process and the appropriate approval process for reconstruction.
David Lindsay, ECWCD’ s district manager said in a news release that residents who would like to rebuild a dock behind their homes must first obtain both an ECWCD and a Lee County permit before construction.
If a homeowner wants to get a permit to build a structure on district land, they may contact ECWCD at 239-368-0044. Then ECWCD will supply homeowners on canals with the proper documentation and guidelines for construction of such piers, docks and other structures.