FEMA 13 Lift Stations Rehabilitation and Arricola Avenue Force Main

GIS Map of 13 Lift Station Locations Around St. Augustine, FL

The City is rehabilitating and hardening 13 lift stations and constructing a new wastewater force main to improve the wastewater collection system's resilience to future flooding and storms. The City is seeking reimbursement under FEMA’s Public Assistance program for design and construction costs. The City owns and operates a wastewater collection system that consists of 94 lift stations and over 60 miles of force mains. 

In 2016 Hurricane Matthew storm surge damaged 13 lift stations.  After repairing them, the City began investigating upgrading them given the threat of future storm events. The lift station improvements will include a proactive approach to future storm damage. The City will elevate the electrical control panels to account for 500-year flood events and storm surge, and the City will upgrade the wet wells’ concrete ballast to resist buoyant forces. Within the City’s inventory, the lift stations undergoing rehabilitation are: 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 21, 22, 23, 24, 50, and 52.  The City is combining the necessary repairs of the lift stations with a new wastewater force main underneath Arricola Avenue.  

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