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Tampa Receives Federal Funding for South Tampa Flood Mitigation Project

With April showers on the horizon, and just months away from hurricane season, the City of Tampa is grateful to learn U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (FL-14) has secured nearly a million dollars in federal funding to go toward a South Tampa stormwater project. 

On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, Mayor Jane Castor will join U.S. Representative Kathy Castor as she announces the $959,752 in federal funding that will help pay for a new stormwater pipe along a portion of South Manhattan Avenue. The highly urbanized residential area currently does not have a stormwater system and experiences frequent and dangerous street flooding.

The Manhattan Stormwater Project consists of a new stormwater pipe, just under a mile long, that will help drain water from the area faster to the basin. It is currently in the design phase and is estimated to cost approximately $11 million. Work is expected to start in late 2024 and be completed in spring 2026