South Avenue Reclaim Water Line Project
Project Summary -
Construction of approximately 3,000 feet of 12 inch reclaim water main along South Avenue, from 17th Street west to Zephyr Park. Initial purpose is to use the reclaim water to irrigate Zephyr Park.
This project will reduce potable water irrigation, thereby reducing the stress upon the Floridian Aquifer which supplies the City of Zephyrhills their drinking water.
Upon completion of this project there will be opportunities for residential and commercial properties that will be able to utilize this inexpensive form of irrigation.
Current Project Status – As of February 24, 2014
Preliminary design, permitting, surveying, and final design have been completed by the City’s consulting engineer, Ash Engineering of Tampa, Florida.
Partial construction was completed the week of Feb. 17th with the needed directional boring under Hwy301 and a few side streets. The remaining materials have been ordered and are awaiting delivery. City personnel will be taking on the task of installing this line to save the City residents money. This installation of the rest of the "Purple Pipe" will commence within the next two to three weeks.
Project completion goal is April 30, 2014.
Zephyrhills/Dade City Potable Water Interconnect
Financial assistance provided through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection with assistance from Speaker of the House Will Weatherford, and Florida Senator John Legg.
Project summary –
This project entails approximately 16,000 feet (3 miles) of 12 inch water line to be installed along the west side of Hwy301, from Phelps Road to the intersection of Hwy301 and US98 (roughly) in Dade City. Additionally, multiple fire hydrants and other connections will be installed along the entire route with the ability to serve future commercial and residential growth.
The City of Zephyrhills will be in need of additional water to meet our demands and growth. We no longer can develop wells in Zephyrhills because we are in the Hillsborough River Water Basin. The Southwest Florida Water Management District no longer issues new well permits in that basin. The City of Dade City has wells in the Withlacoochee River Water Basin. They are in a position that they could sell water to Zephyrhills to meet our growth. Furthermore, the City of Dade City is an economically depressed city which could benefit by selling water to the City of Zephyrhills. Neither Dade City nor Zephyrhills is interconnected to any other public water supplier. In the event of a major pipeline breakage or a series of wells going out of service an interconnect between the two public water suppliers would be helpful in providing drinking water and fire protection in such emergencies.
Current Project Status – as of February 24, 2014
The City of Zephyrhills has a design contract with Jones Edmunds & Associates for engineering services. Route surveying, system water modeling, and preliminary plans drawings are in progress. Many face-to-face and conference call meetings have been held between the City, Jones Edmunds, FDOT, et.al.
Current projected completion is scheduled for August of 2015.