Garney Companies, Inc. Chosen as Construction Firm on the Moon Lake Forcemain Project – Work will Begin Early 2015

On Oct. 21, 2014, the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners awarded Garney Companies, Inc. the construction contract on the Moon Lake Forcemain Project.

Construction will commence in early 2015 and should be completed by August 2015.

The Moon Lake Force Main Project consists of the installation of a new 30-inch diameter, 5.5-mile pipeline that will send wastewater from the Deer Park service area to the Shady Hills Subregional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Deer Park Wastewater Treatment Plant is being phased out of service due to its age and limited capacity. The new pipeline will divert the area’s wastewater to Shady Hills for treatment.

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The project is moving forward, having already received approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Department of Transportation to proceed. It is in the final stages of environmental permitting and is awaiting approval from the Army Corp. of Engineers.

The Pasco County Purchasing Department will begin advertising for construction bids within the next 30 to 60 days.



The survey and design portion of this project are now complete. At this time, Pasco County is securing final permits in order to move forward with construction.

The next step in this project is to secure a contractor to begin construction in early 2014, with an estimated completed date of late 2014.



The Moon Lake Forcemain Project is a 5.5 mile, 30-inch diameter pipeline that starts at Ridge Rd. and DeCubellis Rd., continues north along Moon Lake Rd., east on Terra Ceia Ave., north on Adler St., then east along Banbury Ave., north along Lake Dr., then west on Oconee Blvd. and finally north along Key Lime Dr., tying into an existing force main along S.R. 52.

This project is required by a Consent Order from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to decommission the Deer Park Wastewater Treatment Plant. In addition to complying with the Consent Order, the project will aid in the regionalization of the system, which will ultimately reduce costs.