Hillsborough County Public Utilities is planning to replace reclaimed water transmission lines in the Westchase area to improve system reliability and increase reclaimed water pressure. The thin walled pipe installed by the community’s original developer has had multiple breaks and required reduce water pressure in the area. Approximately 9,000 feet of pipe will be replaced in the section along Linebaugh Avenue between Radcliffe Drive and the TECO easement at Westchase Elementary School. All existing irrigation connections will be reconnected to the new transmission main as part of the replacement project.
What to Expect During Construction:
- Construction will generally take place on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- The work will involve heavy equipment and excavation, and will generate normal construction noise
- Access to businesses, schools, and communities will be maintained throughout construction
- In some areas, traffic lane closures may be necessary
- For the safety of the workers, pedestrians and other motorists, please observe all traffic control measures
- Most construction will be in the right of way; however, at times it may be necessary to work on private property with prior approval
- All areas affected by the construction will be restored
- Excavation work can sometimes cause an accidental water pipeline break or similar problem
- Instructions for a precautionary boil water notice will be issued should any water service interruption occur
Cost & Funding:
The $2.7 million project is being funded through the Public Utilities Water Enterprise Capital Improvement Program.
- A pre-construction Public Information Meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at Westchase Elementary School, 9517 W. Linebaugh Ave. in Tampa
- Construction is expected to begin in December 2016 and be completed by late 2017
- Project Manager – Jim Duncan, P.E., Public Utilities Department, (813) 612-7766
- After Hours Emergencies – (813) 744-5600