Posts Tagged ‘hybrid sewers’

N3 Sewers: Project Update 8.15.17

September 20, 2017

Latest Info from Sarasota County

The Phillippi Creek Septic System Replacement Program (PCSSRP) was developed in 2000 to protect public health and to improve water quality in Phillippi Creek, by replacing individual septic systems and small private package waste water plants in many Sarasota County neighborhoods with central sewer service. Over 15,000 septic tanks will be replaced over the life of the project. Approximately 200 residents will be connecting to central sewer in Area N3.

Area N3 is being designed as a hybrid gravity sewer system with two smaller lift stations within the project area. Homeowners will connect to the central sewer system using a conventional gravity lateral rather than maintaining individual low pressure units on each property, as originally planned.

Award of the construction contract was April 25, 2017 to Spectrum Underground. The construction Notice to Proceed was given on May 23, 2017. Construction has begun and completion of the project is scheduled for March 2018.

Crews will continue pipe installation work on Tanglewood Drive and North Seclusion Drive. Work from there will proceed to the North. The Directional drill operations at North and South Seclusion are complete. The recent hurricane has impacted the work, so progression of work has slowed. More crews are expected to arrive in two to three weeks.

Please do not enter an active zone of construction

The contractor has asked that we reiterate the need for safety for the residents and all of those traveling in the areas under construction. There have been several instances of pedestrians and bicyclists entering the work zone to see the work being done. Please do not enter an active zone of construction.

 John Saputo, Project Manager, 941-650-0022

 


Contact Information

  • construction questions – John Saputo (941) 650-0022
  • Pluris Southgate customer service – (888) 758-7471
  • utility connections – (941) 861-6767   [option 1]
  • financing connection fees – (941) 861-6767  [ option 3]
  • PCSSRP documents

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N3 Sewers: Project Update 7.21.17

July 21, 2017

Latest Info from Sarasota County

The Contractor [Spectrum Underground] has been awaiting permit approval to use the right of way at the intersection of Webber Street and Lockwood Ridge Road as a small materials and equipment staging area. Once the permit is received, the contractor intends to start mobilization to the site.

They are currently forecasting a full start the first week of August. This will include directional drilling at the Seclusion Drive locations. This work will not impact traffic flow, however, when the manhole and gravity pipe installation begins, there will be flagmen directing traffic around the work and slight delays can be experienced.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Contact Information

Kate O’Hara, Utilities Connections Coordinator, has provided the following:

  • construction questions – John Saputo (941) 650-0022
  • utility connections: (941)861-6767  – option 1
  • financing connection fees: (941) 861-6767 – option 3

N3 Sewers: Project Update 6.23.17

June 24, 2017

Next Steps

Signs of survey markings are showing up throughout the neighborhood as the contractor gets submittals approved and permits pulled.  The first evidence of construction we see will be the directional boring for underground crossings at Bermuda Brook and the two Seclusion Drives.  This is shown on the N3 Phasing Plan June 2017 as Phase 1.  The rest of the project is planned to proceed in numerical sequence.

 

Got questions?

John Saputo, Construction Project Manager for Sarasota County is available to address any questions or concerns you may have.  He can be reached at (941) 650-0022 or email jsaputo@scgov.net

 

 

 

May 2017 Project Update

May 12, 2017

 

(You can access this page from the County website here:  Phillippi Creek Septic System Replacement Program Area N3)

Are we on the chopping block?

March 27, 2017

Current status

The December 20 post discussed the last official update of our sewer project: “The design is 100 percent complete with all required permits.  The project is currently advertised for construction bids.  Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2017 with an approximate 9-month construction duration.”  (Additional information can be found in the PCSSRP Monthly Status Report.)

Budget shortfall

Your N3 Committee has been closely following the progress of our neighborhood sewer project.  At the Feb 17 Budget Workshop county staff presented a Capital Improvement Project Prioritization to the Commissioners and the bottom line is there is not enough money for all projects.  So, which ones to cut?  When the PCSSRP was was discussed, Commissioner Maio asked for a report on “literature that has been provided and the expectations of owners.”

Budget Strategy Workshop March 29

This coming Wednesday Mar 29 the County Commission is holding another Budget Workshop.  The meeting starts at 9:00 AM and is open to the public.  Here is  page 85 from the presentation commissioners will see:

What should concerned residents do?

  • You can email commissioners at commissioners@scgov.net and ask them to approve Option 3.
  • Commissioner Maio asked what our expectations are: Let him know we expect to begin this Spring and be completed by December 2017
  • Attend the meeting on Wednesday and speak during either of the two the Open to the Public segments (click here for meeting agenda).
  • If you can’t attend the meeting you can view it by going to  scgov.net “Televised Meetings.”

Presentation for March 29 Budget Workshop

Here’s the full Presentation Package (Phillippi Creek Overview starts on pg. 71).

3-29 Presentation

 

Help! My septic tank is failing!

March 22, 2017

I have recently heard this from several N3 neighbors.  The next thing I’m asked is “when are we going to get our sewers?”  The answer is SOON (I hope!)  But what to do in the meantime?  Well, you gotta do what you gotta do.  The good news is that you may be able to get some help with your repair bills.

Will the County pay for my septic repairs?

Maybe… here’s a reimbursement schedule from the county website:

You can find the complete document here: Property Owner’s Guide  (scroll down to Credit for Septic system Repair)

Sewer installation… when is SOON?

I have not gotten any updates since the December 20, 2016 post.  Here’s an excerpt from that article:

Go to the PCSSRP Monthly Status Report and scroll down to Area N3. Under “Next Major Milestones” we’re told that construction will likely begin in March 2017.  We know that the construction contract bids are currently being reviewed, so this is probably an accurate forecast.

We’re fast approaching the end of March, so the construction start forecast is probably no longer accurate.  As soon as I get an update I’ll post it here.

 

November 2016 Update

December 20, 2016

Here is the latest update for CIP #55909 Area N3 sewers:

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The PDF of this report can be found on the County website here. Notice that the “Project Description” states that our neighborhood will be served with two lift stations… there are actually four lift stations in the current design.

Additional Information

Go to the PCSSRP Monthly Status Report and scroll down to Area N3. Under “Next Major Milestones” we’re told that construction will likely begin in March 2017.  We know that the construction contract bids are currently being reviewed, so this is probably an accurate forecast.

New Residents

Quite a few new residents have moved into our neighborhood in the last couple of years.  If you have new neighbors near you, encourage them to visit this site and click on the “follow” link to get new information as it is posted (they can also email n3sewers@gmail.com and I’ll add them to the distribution list).

September 2016 Project Update

September 28, 2016

PCSSRP Status Report (link)

The above link will take you to the County’s August 31, 2016 Status Report.

Highlights:

  • plans and specifications are 100% complete.
  • bid documents will be submitted in September and advertised in October.
  • construction is expected to begin January 2017 and be completed by end of year.

Jaimol Charles, Project Manager, explained that there was some regulatory issues that took longer than expected to get approval.  The issues are now resolved, but the schedule may be extended by a month or so.

I know there are some neighbors having septic tank and/or drain field problems and hopefully this information will help in making decisions whether to replace or repair.  If you’ll refer to the January 13th post (“Drainfield Problems”) you’ll find ideas and resource links that may be helpful.

MEETING THIS MONTH

February 6, 2016

PCSSRP Status Report (link)

N3 Residents

Property owners within the boundaries of Area N3 will receive an invitation to attend a public meeting/open house scheduled for February 24, 2016. In the “open house” forum, property owners will be able to speak with county staff, one-on-one, about any site specific concerns relative to their individual properties. Opportunities to discuss funding options, septic tank decommissioning and other pertinent topics, with county staff, are available.

The project is anticipated to advertise for construction bids in the Spring of 2016. Construction is slated to begin in the Fall of 2016, reaching Final Completion approximately nine months later, or Summer of 2017. This is a fairly conservative schedule; construction completion could be achieved as much as six months sooner than the Summer of 2017.

D3 Residents

Some residents in D3 have been attending the N3 public meetings to keep abreast of the potential change in technology in providing central sewer service to the various neighborhoods. Any resident is welcome to attend county-sponsored events, however, residents within D3 will be invited to attend a separate public meeting, specifically addressing the needs of D3. Staff anticipates a public meeting for D3 to be held in the Summer/Fall of 2016. Property owners will receive an invitation for this meeting in the Summer of 2016.

November 2015 Project Update

November 30, 2015

PCSSRP  Monthly Status Report Through October 31, 2015:

Area N3 consists of nearly 200 sewer connections.

Next Steps:

 Additional design work outside of the N3 project scope, but affecting the restoration work associated with N3 once the sewer project is complete, was identified by the Utility, which will impact the N3 project schedule by several months. Designing this additional pipeline work now and constructing it with the central sewer for N3, ensures that the community is only impacted one time. Coordinating this work together minimizes the number of times the neighborhood is disrupted and ensures the Utility has a properly functioning and maintained wastewater collection system.

 60% percent design plans for a hybrid-gravity central sewer system are due from the consultant at the end of October 2015. Easement needs/locations have been identified and are in progress.

Public Outreach:

 As the additional work referenced above is further defined and scoped, an updated schedule will be provided via this report as well as to the N3 community in its entirety. Staff will also work with leaders of the N3 community to have it posted on their website.

 It is anticipated that property owners within the boundaries of Area N3 will receive an invitation to attend a public meeting/open house in the Winter of 2015, where they will be able to speak with county staff about any site specific concerns. Opportunities to discuss funding options, septic tank decommissioning and other pertinent topics related to the program will be available at this meeting as well.

 The project is anticipated to advertise for construction bids in the Spring of 2016. Construction would be slated to begin in the Fall of 2016, reaching Final Completion approximately nine months later, or Summer of 2017. This is a fairly conservative schedule; construction completion could be achieved as much as six months sooner than the Summer of 2017. However, until revised plans are received and some of the major public outreach meetings have taken place, the county will use the more conservative schedule. As these and other associated activities are completed, the schedule will become better defined and more specific and frequent updates will be provided to the N3 community.

Note: The Winter 2015 public meeting has been pushed out to January 2016. We will post details when they become available.