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North Port Utilities likes to keep the community in the know about our projects.  Here is a current list of Utilities projects that is updated monthly, with the most recent update: November, 2018.

2018.

Project

Background

Update

FDOT U.S. 41 Road Widening As the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) widening of U.S. 41 progresses through North Port, it may be necessary to move the City's utilities infrastructure to make way for the road construction and protect our water and sewer lines from damage by the construction. Utilities work on North side of U.S. 41 is complete and work on the south side is 85% complete. 
Lift Station Rehabilitation Project NPU received General Appropriations Act (GAA) grant funding through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to rehabilitate 11 lift stations throughout the City.  This program will improve station wet wells, pumps, and piping to improve station function and reliability. Work at all 11 lift stations is substantially complete with the contractor working to complete final punch list items.
Biosolids Management This project will convert an existing reclaimed water tank to a sludge storage tank and install new fine bubble aeration systems in the existing tanks as well as the new converted one.  These improvements will increase the amount of storage and allow for more efficient dewatering which will reduce sludge hauling and disposal costs.

Complete!

Water Transmission Expansion - Ortiz Blvd. Phase 1 & 2 Phase 1 is the design and construction of a 16" water main on Tamiami Trail between Eager and Grobe Streets, connecting the 12" mains on either side, improving flow in that area.  Phase 2 is the installation of a new 16" water main from the water plant on North Port Blvd. to Ortiz Blvd., replacing the existing 12" water main. 

Phase 1 - Design is complete and staff is working on procurement documents to put the construction work out to bid. 

Phase 2 - Procurement process is underway to secure engineering services.

Inflow & Infiltration Program (I&I) The inflow and infiltration of ground and storm water into the sewer system impacts treatment processes at the wastewater treatment plant, increasing operational costs.  NPU received GAAP grant funding through FDEP for its I&I program which detects and reduces inflow and infiltration into the system. Contracts have been awarded. The first work assignment has been completed in the Herbison Ave. area.  Work has begun on work assignments 2 and 3 to rehabilitate and line manholes and sewer lines. 
Bridge Water Pipeline Replacements This project will replace aging water transmission lines along the bridge on S. Salford Blvd. over the Cocoplum Waterway and the bridge on N. Cranberry Blvd. over the Snover Waterway.  The bridge mounted lines will be removed and new lines will be directional drilled beneath the waterway, providing for improved functional life of the infrastructure.  Utilities staff is pursuing grant funding from the Environmental Protection Agency for this project.

S. Salford Blvd. - Necessary permits have been received and  bid documents have been submitted to Purchasing. Awaiting word on possible grant funding from Environmental Protection Agency.

N. Cranberry Blvd. - Engineering firm is working on 60% design for staff review.

Water Distribution Improvements Project

This project is receiving cooperative funding from SWFWMD to connect dead end lines in the water distribution system.  Looping dead ends improves flows and pressures, reducing the need for system flushing to maintain water quality, flows and pressure in the system.

Tonkin Dr. - Staff completed the construction and project completion is anticipated within the next few weeks. 

Luau St. - Staff completed the construction and project completion is anticipated within the next few weeks. 

Natrona Dr. - Staff began directional drilling this week.

Hillsborough Booster Station Piping Improvements This project will replace aging piping at the Hillsborough Booster Station to ensure proper system function and reliability.  Staff is working on review of 90% plans
Booster Station Chemical System Upgrades
This project will upgrade the chemical feed systems at two of the City's water distribution booster pumping stations.  These upgrades will improve system efficiency and water quality. Contract awarded with work to begin mid November.
Aquifer Storage & Recovery (ASR) Well

The completion of the City's ASR well will allow the storage of water in the aquifer during times of abundance in the Myakkahatchee Creek and Cocoplum Waterway for later withdrawal and treatment during times of low flows.  This project has received up to 50% funding from SWFWMD.  Based on the results of Cycle Test 5 which was performed upon the completion of temporary ASR facilities, the City completed the design of a permanent system.

Construction of permanent facilities is complete.  Currently in injection phase of cycle testing which began in September.  
RO Production TDS Enhancements This project will examine Reverse Osmosis (RO) production limitations with respect to increasing levels of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in the wellfield, including characteristics of the aquifer to develop and evaluate options for treatment modifications. Awaiting final model. 
2018 Meter Conversion Program This program is to replace existing manual read meters with automatic read meters (AMR).  AMR meters transmit read data to receivers in the meter reader's truck via radio frequency.  This conversion to AMR meters will improve accuracy, efficiency and safety for our meter readers.  This project will convert meters in LaCasa, Harbor Cove, Harbor Isles, the N. Salford Blvd. area and the area of Pickwick Rd.

Complete!

 2018 Fire Hydrant Maintenance  This is the annual flow testing, painting, repair and maintenance to the City's fire hydrants.

Complete!

For more information contact North Port Utilities at (941) 240-8000.

Title VI and ADA Compliance
The City of North Port does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, family or religious status in administration of its programs, activities or services. To learn more about the City’s Title VI and Americans with Disabilities Plan, or to download a copy of a complaint form, please click here.

 

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