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PROJECT UPDATE – FEB. 10, 2015

The following letter was sent to all residents living along the Moon Lake Road Forcemain Project corridor:

Dear Resident,

Last year, The Pasco County Utilities Services Department told you about an important project that would be taking place in your neighborhood. That project – the Moon Lake Road Forcemain Project – is about to begin construction in and around the Moon Lake area.

The Moon Lake Road Forcemain Project will increase the County’s wastewater treatment capacity by diverting wastewater flows from the Deer Park service area to the Shady Hills Subregional Waste Water Treatment Plant. The new 30-inch diameter, 5.5-mile pipeline will be constructed along the southern section of Moon Lake Road and then easterly and northerly through the Moon Lake Subdivision, finally connecting into an existing force main along S.R. 52.

You may have noticed pre-construction activities taking place in and around your neighborhood related to this project. These include tree clearing and the installation of temporary barriers.

Our goal is to complete this project with minimal amount of interruption to your daily activities and to your neighborhood. For example, if we must relocate your mailbox or your fence for a short period of time, they will be replaced as quickly as possible. And any activities that affect your property will be communicated to you directly prior to taking place. The safe completion of this project is our number one concern.

Construction updates can be found on the Moon Lake Forcemain Project at our dedicated website, www.moonlakeproject.com or by calling 1-800-532-1047.

Thank you for your patience while we work to improve Pasco County.

Sincerely,

John Voda
Project Manager
Pasco County Utilities Services Department

 

PROJECT UPDATE – NOV. 18, 2014

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.

Click here for answers to the most frequently asked questions.

 

PROJECT UPDATE – APRIL 15, 2014

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.

 

PROJECT UPDATE – DEC. 17, 2013

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.

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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.