The City awarded a contract for design services with Wannemacher Jensen Architects in August 2022. The contract allows the City to use the architect team’s services to design several facilities, including a new public safety building, public works facility, wastewater master pump station, and a marina and/or park. To date, work authorizations have been issued for the design of a new combined Public Works and Wastewater Master Pump Station Facility located at 120 108th Avenue.The City's primary wastewater pump station is over 40 years old and is in need of reconstruction. Elevation of the wastewater pump station’s electrical components above the base flood elevation and above the storm surge level for a Category 3 hurricane better adapts the critical asset to withstand impacts of flooding and sea level rise. An elevated structure, wind-loaded per current code requirements, also provides the City with an opportunity to store sensitive wastewater equipment during times of high waters. Completion of this project will allow the master station to function after a storm event for service continuity while also protecting the community and the environment.
Reconstruction of the pump station will include the following components:
- Sitework and wet well construction
- Building and substructure with ADA access and interior build-out
- Sewage bypass
- Influent gravity main and wet well lining
- Electrical, instrumentation, controls, pumps, valves and piping systems
- Emergency power supply
- Odor control
- Construction inspection services
The project has received State and Federal funding in the amount of $5.77M dollars towards an initial construction estimate of $6M for the wastewater pump station portion of the project. The design of the building to house the pump station is being combined with a new public works facility for operational efficiency, construction cost savings, and a reduction of the total site building footprint. The existing Public Works facility is in poor condition and is also in need of reconstruction. The initial design of the combined facility is underway and 30% schematics and a cost estimate will be brought before the Commission in the coming months. The construction is preliminarily expected to be completed in 2025.
Updated 2 February 2023