Frequently Asked Questions
What is the FY19 CIP Water Main Replacements Design-Build project?
The CITY’s investment in its water delivery infrastructure is key to the delivery of water to its customers for drinking, cooking, cleaning, sanitation, irrigation, recreation, business, industry and fire suppression. The CITY’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) identifies areas where water main upgrades, production plant improvements, major distribution system repairs and expansions are needed. The CIP also provides a timeline to complete needed work and identifies funding to move projects forward.
The FY19 CIP Water Main Replacements project is part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and consists of the design and construction of approximately 102,500 linear feet of potable water distribution pipe and appurtenances for various non-contiguous water main replacement projects throughout the central portion of the CITY’s water service area.
What is the project cost?
$25 million has been budgeted for this project.
What does the project include?
The project will include removal of existing and installation of new water main in areas where existing pipes are aged and/or undersized to meet current demands. This project will include transferring customer’s existing meters to the new water main and installing new and/or additional fire hydrants to increase local fire protection capability.
What are the project areas and construction timelines?
The project is divided into project phases/groupings as follows: (Click on PHASE 1 and PHASE 2 links below to take you to the Project Areas & Timelines.)
Carver City/Lincoln Gardens
Hyde Park/Spanishtown Creek
Palma Ceia Pines
Port of Tampa Area
North Bon Air
River Oaks AWWTP/Sheldon Road Area
Tampa Stadium Area
Old Seminole Heights
E. Chelsea Street
Will construction of each street occur simultaneously or one at a time?
Construction within each of the three project groups will occur simultaneously.
What days of the week will construction take place?
Construction will take place Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work to occur on an as-needed basis to minimize traffic disruptions.
What are the hours of operation during construction?
Construction will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., with occasional nighttime work to occur as needed, to minimize traffic disruptions.
During construction, how will the City mitigate traffic issues within the project area?
Construction activities that require temporary road closures and/or detours will be clearly marked by signage to assist motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists navigate through and around construction zones. In some cases, flagmen will be present to direct traffic. Temporary road closures and detour information will also be posted on the project website (www.TampaWaterFY19CIP.com).
How will residential and commercial access be impacted by project activities?
Normal access to properties will be affected as construction progresses along the project segments. Property owners will be notified prior to activities impacting normal access. Construction crews will work to minimize the duration of disruption and will ensure an alternate access route is maintained as necessary.
Will my water service be interrupted?
Interruption of water service may occur but is expected to be minimal and of short duration as services are transferred to the newly installed pipes. Property owners will be notified in advance of all scheduled interruptions of service through door-hanger notifications or other means of communication. Information will also be posted on the project website (www.TampaWaterFY19CIP.com).
Will I experience an interruption in mail delivery or garbage/recycling collection?
To avoid/minimize impacts to mail delivery and garbage/recycling pick-up, the contractor will work to coordinate with service providers concerning construction activities. Any service interruptions should be reported by calling the project hotline at 813-649-3384 or emailing Info@TampaWaterFY19CIP.com.
How will the City inform stakeholders about the project?
Residents, businesses, property owners and tenants located along active project segments will be notified of upcoming construction activities and associated impacts via door-hanger notifications, mailouts, and/or face-to-face meetings. Updated project information will also be listed on the project website (www.TampaWaterFY19CIP.com).
How long will the project take to complete?
All project segments are expected to be complete by December 2020.
How may I obtain more project information and receive updates?