Construction is slated to begin on the multimillion-dollar Tank Hill water facility renovation project.
The Dade City Commission on Sept. 10 awarded a contract to Clearwater-based KAT Construction & Materials Inc., in the amount of $3,325,580 for the improvement project.
The figure marked the lowest submitted proposal among six bids, which were gathered back in July. The proposal was also considered acceptable by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) criteria.
The scope of the large-scale project generally calls for a new elevated storage tank and water supply well upgrades, plus miscellaneous site work, and electrical and instrumentation modifications:
- Installation of a new 500-foot deep water supply well
- Installation of a new deep well vertical turbine pump with associated piping, appurtenances and well pad
- Two new booster pumps and hydropneumatics tank
- New sodium hypochlorite feed system
The contractor has 540 calendar days, or roughly a year-and-a-half, from the start of construction to complete the upgrades.
Improvements are being funded through a construction loan agreement; debt service will be included in each annual budget.
The project’s timeline was slightly delayed from months ago, as on-site pre-bidding meetings had to be rescheduled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published September 23, 2020