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Sanitary Sewer Main Relining

Upcoming Pipe Lining & Drainage Improvement Projects

by: John E. Powell, City Engineer

Approximately 25,000 linear feet of 8 inch sanitary is to be lined within various areas of the city between November 2017 and May 2018. Lining of the pipe prevents groundwater infiltration and extends the life of the sanitary sewer system. Pipe lining is a viable alternative to repairing sanitary sewer lines without having to install new sewer lines by open cut that could have significant disruption to affected properties. The scope includes lining of approximately 500 linear feet of 48 inch storm sewer. Exhibits showing the location of the proposed improvements can be found in the link below:

Sanitary Sewer Main Relining 

A contract for drainage improvements along North Bayshore Drive at four intersections has been approved. Improvements to eliminate flooding will occur at Jefferson Street, Church Street, Tucker Street and Hillsborough Street. A schedule is currently being prepared for these improvements that are expected to commence in the near future.

Downtown Use Survey Results

Downtown Use Survey Results

The City of Safety Harbor conducted a Downtown Use Survey between August 21st and September 14th, with a goal of gaining feedback on the types of business activity most often supported and future business opportunities for our downtown. The survey was completed by 424 individuals with the largest group being residents, 83% or 352 responses. Respondents were most interested in a specialty grocer/market, followed by a destination restaurant and post office annex. The most frequently visited businesses were restaurant (88%) and bar/tavern/microbrewery (66%). The final open ended question provides 218 comments on preferred uses in the downtown.

The City Commission, City Staff, Economic Development Liaison, Chamber of Commerce, and Merchants of Safety Harbor (MOSH) will use the data from this survey as a tool to assist with ongoing economic development, redevelopment and grant incentive policy discussions.

The complete Downtown Use Survey can be found at the following link:

Downtown Use Survey Results

South Green Springs Water Main Replacement Scope

South Green Springs Water Main Replacement Project

by: John E. Powell, P.E., City Engineer

Water main improvements in the area south of City Hall will begin in August 2017. The work is necessary to replace aging infrastructure. Approximately 4,300 feet of 6 inch water main and 4,100 feet of 2 inch water main will be installed. Where possible, water lines will be installed by directional drill in order to minimize impacts to trees, sidewalks, driveways, roadways, and other infrastructure. The process consists of drilling a path at the desired location and depth, then pulling the water main into place. The contractor will coordinate with residents to assure access to their property and minimal disturbance to their water service.