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Sand Key Wastewater Pipeline Project Coming to Sand Key

In late 2019, the city will replace the entire lift station force main, which will impact Sand Key traffic.

Post Date:09/24/2019 10:36 AM

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The city of Clearwater will host a public meeting to share details about a construction project that will affect traffic along the Sand Key area of Clearwater Beach. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd.

Beginning in late 2019, the city will replace the entire length of the Sand Key Lift Station No. 45 force main. The lift station force main moves wastewater from beach homes and businesses to the city’s wastewater treatment plant, located on the mainland and north of downtown Clearwater.

In recent years, there have been multiple failures of this wastewater line, resulting in expensive repairs that caused major inconveniences to Sand Key residents. In response, the city took a proactive approach to find the best solution to fix this problem and determined that a full replacement of the main line was necessary. The construction period is expected to last about seven to eight months.

Construction will begin at Lift Station 45 (by the Coast Guard station) and will extend toward the Sand Key Bridge. The project will use a method called directional drilling to minimize impacts to Sand Key residents, businesses and entrances to properties. There will be no road closures – only lane shifts – to minimize impacts for those living on or passing through the Sand Key area.

If you have questions or concerns, call the city of Clearwater’s Engineering Department at (727) 562-4750.

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