City News

Briar Creek Sewer Main Relining
Baywoods I Sewer Replacement

Capital Improvement Projects Update

by: John E. Powell, City Engineer

A pipe lining contract for the Briar Creek and Northwood East subdivisions was approved at the December 4, 2017, City Commission meeting. Approximately 9,900 linear feet of 8 inch sanitary sewer is to be lined that will prevent groundwater infiltration and extend the life of the sanitary sewer system. A schedule for the work is to be provided by the contractor. Exhibits showing the location of the improvements can be found at the link below:

Sanitary Sewer Main Relining: Briar Creek Subdivision Phase I

Also approved was a contract to install 267 linear feet of 8 inch gravity sanitary sewer system in the Baywoods I subdivision. The work is required to replace old sanitary sewer pipe that is out of alignment. The new pipe is to be installed using “pipe bursting” methodology rather than open trench construction in order to minimize the impact to surface occupation.  Adjacent pipe segments of the sanitary sewer system will be lined rather than replaced. Work is expected to commence in January 2018. Exhibits showing the location of the improvements can be found at at the link below:

Baywoods 1 Sanitary Sewer Replacement

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.