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01/24/2014

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Sarasota News Leader January 24, 2014 Page 39 no matter how you cut it. The fact that we of 2015," he added. "We are committed to that found out before we had a bigger tragedy, I schedule." thank you for that." Most of Garland's news was revealed pieceMuch of that original project can be rescued, meal in a series of public meetings conducted said Robert Garland, the project manager for as a joint effort last year of his team and McKim & Creed, the consulting engineering senior city utility staffers. A public meeting firm hired to figure out what went wrong and last month at the Waldemere Fire Station in pick up the pieces. "We have a complete picSarasota was a direct public outreach initiature of the underground situation," he said. tive. But the dollar figures Tuesday were new. "The lift station itself is about 85 to 90 percent complete, but we have identified about 200 One major and costly change is the need issues to be addressed in the Phase 2 design." to run pipe deeper under Hudson Bayou. Garland hopes the commission will allow Garland says it must be at least eight feet his firm to start that Phase 2 work, including further below ground than called for in the designing a new system of pipes and pumps original plan. That means the pumping stato carry about one-third of the city's sewage. tion on the north side of the bayou needs to "We hope to have this built by the final quarter be lower, too. In October 2013, the construction site was mostly vacant as a team from a new engineering firm took an intensive look at the Lift Station 87 project. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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