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11/29/2013

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Sarasota News Leader November 29, 2013 Page 55 room needs to be lowered the same amount, Nine days after that next update session, the and the pumps will need to be reevaluated for engineers plan to hold their second meetthe additional lift [the eight feet] they'll have ing with neighbors and other citizens. It is to pump." scheduled for Dec. 18 at the Waldemere Fire But there is an alternative to lowering the sta- Station at 6 p.m. tions and pipe. "A syphon design means no change in the depth of the wet wells," pointed So far no costs have been discussed in this out City Utilities Director Mitt Tidwell. "There first phase of reassembling the project. On are pros and cons to that." Jan. 6, the Sarasota City Commission will The choice between the gravity and syphon receive the information accumulated from designs will be ironed out at the next update the first phase of work and then discuss the meeting, on Dec. 9. The gravity system is a second phase, which will include an esti"straight pipe" installed with microtunneling, while the syphon is a "curved pipe" like a mate of fees and other expenses to move forward. % horseshoe, Tidwell said. In early October, pipes and other construction material awaited the resumption of work on Lift Station 87 in Luke Wood park near downtown Sarasota. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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