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After Hurricane Matthew, the City saw the need to address flood events that could shut down nearly one-fifth of the City’s wastewater infrastructure. In addition, the City sees an opportunity to complete necessary improvement to the force main under Arricola Avenue. The City is seeking reimbursement under FEMA’s standard procedures based on actual construction costs.
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This is a City Capital Improvement Project to improve the ability of the City’s wastewater collection system to withstand flooding and storm surge. Visibly, the project will upgrade 13 lift stations by elevating control panels above flood levels in watertight containers. Less visible will be improvements to ensure wet wells remain in place during flooding events. Finally, the City will replace the force main running between lift stations 51 and 52 underneath Arricola Avenue.
The project occurs at 13 lift stations and one force main. The locations are as follows: