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Stormwater Line Repair Completed
Recently, a failure of the 18” reinforced concrete stormwater line was reported next to 7939 Grand Boulevard. That property fronts US 19 and houses the battery supply business just south of US 19 and Grand Boulevard. The stormwater line adjacent to the property lies within the platted right of way of Grand Boulevard and is in the City’s maintenance jurisdiction area. A video inspection of the stormwater line determined that the line incurred stress fractures and cracks in a number of locations causing infiltration of ground water and sand in the stormwater system pipe. The stormwater line was replaced with a liner system that has been used successfully in many other locations in the area to rehabilitate failing gravity mains and stormwater lines.
Drainage Ditch Cleaning and Restoration
The City’s Public Works Department maintains drainage ditches throughout the City to avoid obstruction and maintain proper flow. Cleaning and restoration of drainage ditches on Bay Boulevard and Wilkens Street, between Old Post Road and US 19, is taking place this week. City Public Works crews have been mobilized on the site to clean the driveway culverts and stormwater piping in that area. City crews are also using the sewer vactor truck on their portion of the project. The City Stormwater Utility will fund the project.
Water Main Upgrade Projects Continue
As part of the City’s Capital Improvement Plan, the City of Port Richey’s Water Main Upgrade Program is designed to replace aged and deteriorating water mains throughout the community. The replacement of water mains throughout a utility system can help to improve the quality of water that flows through the distribution system. As part of the City’s 2013 Capital Improvement Plan, a Water Main Upgrade Project was completed on the following streets: Berlin Drive, Quist Drive, Tabor Street, Wilkins Street, and Bluepoint Drive. All customers in the project area received new services and were supplied with new water mains. This year, the City will continue its initiative to improve the water distribution system with a Water Main Upgrade Project in the Harbor Isles Subdivision. The planned project will replace the asbestos concrete water mains in that area. Engineering and design work has already begun for this project
City of Port Richey Honors Deputy Sheldon S. Nicks
Today, the City of Port Richey honors Deputy Sheldon S. Nicks, who lost his life Saturday, May 8, 1909. On that date, Nicks, 23, was shot and killed while assisting his father, Marshal H. Robert Nicks, the Fivay Town Marshal, with serving a warrant. The Nicks Family played a significant role in Port Richey’s history and we are thankful for the sacrifices law enforcement officers make daily to protect our safety.