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Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements on Bayshore Blvd

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TONIGHT (05/03/2022): Public Meeting to discuss Bayshore Boulevard Pumping Station Infrastructure Improvements

WHO: Eric Weiss, P.E., Director with City of Tampa - Wastewater Department, community members & neighbors
DATE: May 3, 2022
Media Interview Time: 6:15 P.M.  (please note that Director Weiss will not be available before or after 6:15 P.M.)
Meeting Start Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location:  Tampa Garden Club (2629 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629) 
 
The City of Tampa Wastewater Department will host a public meeting on Tuesday, May 3 at the Tampa Garden Club to present information on the Bayshore Boulevard Pumping Station Rehabilitation, a project that will help strengthen the resiliency of wastewater infrastructure across South Tampa.

Bayshore Boulevard Pump Station is responsible for carrying wastewater from several neighborhoods in South Tampa. The existing pump station is located above ground, near 3300 Bayshore Boulevard, directly across from Monte Carlo Towers. The renovated pump station will be relocated underground in the same location.

"The Bayshore Boulevard Pumping Station has undergone many, many improvements since it was originally put into service in 1955," said Eric Weiss, P.E., Director with City of Tampa Wastewater Department. "It's nearing the end of its lifecycle. As a part of Mayor Jane Castor's Transforming Tampa's Tomorrow initiative, this modernization project will renovate and upgrade the existing station."

The rehabilitation project includes:

  • Conversion of the existing above-ground pumping station to a submersible pumping station
  • Electrical infrastructure upgrade to provide protection from flooding
  • New pumps to provide redundancy
  • Reconfiguration and relocation to improve safety and remove sight obstructions at Bayshore Blvd and Mason-Stovall Street
  • Improved operations and maintenance access

"We all know how Bayshore Boulevard is prone to flooding and these improvements will make the modernized pump station flood-proof," Weiss said. "This helps maintain the accuracy and the functionality of the pump station, protecting neighborhoods."

This $12.4 million design-build project is funded by PIPES and is slated to begin in June 2023. The estimated completion date is mid-2024.

The public meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a formal presentation at 6:45 p.m. Residents, property owners, and business owners within the project area are encouraged to attend the meeting. The Tampa Garden Club is located at 2629 Bayshore Boulevard.
 
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, race, sex, religion, disability, or family status. In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and in accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodation to participate in this public meeting should contact the City of Tampa's ADA coordinator at least 48 hours before the proceeding.

The ADA Coordinator may be contacted by phone at 813-274-3964, or email at TampaADA@tampagov.net, or by submitting an ADA - Accommodations Request online form available at tampagov.net/ADArequest
 
For additional information, please contact:

Kathlyn Fitzpatrick
Communications Coordinator, Wastewater Department
 c: (813) 927-1377 / e: kathlyn.fitzpatrick@tampagov.net