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Sarasota News Leader October 18, 2013 Page 69 lines, electric and cable lines and other bur- complex or other higher-density development ied utilities. would require a change in the plan. One fact of note emerged during a Monday, Oct. 14, public meeting about the project. A key specification relative to the design and construction of the lift station is its capacity. The facility will be in operation for decades, and it must be able to accommodate future growth. Garland said he had checked with the city planning staff, and no growth is projected for the south side of town in the coming decades. The design of the new lift station has built-in excess capacity already, because when the city experiences heavy rainfalls, the stormwater infiltrates the city's old sewer pipes and adds to the flow. A week of rainstorms in late September dumped millions of gallons of water into the sewer system via infiltration. The city's Utilities Department has an ongoing sewer pipe upgrade project, replacing the old pipes The Sarasota News Leader subsequently with new ones. checked with David Smith, the "keeper" of the city's comprehensive plan. He agreed with The city is building the new lift station because Garland, saying the future land use category the old one fails spectacularly. It has dumped remains primarily single-family housing in the sewage into Hudson Bayou and then into the area that will be served by the new lift station. bay. The city is under a state order to stop "It's built out," he said. Any condominium that dumping. % AFFORDABLE ACUPUNCTURE FOR EVERYONE Our Mission MENTION THIS AD TO RECEIVE $5 OFF THE NEW PATIENT FEE To provide our community with high quality and affordable acupuncture and herbal medicine and to create a treatment space that connects people and builds community. •Gene Burgess and Melonie Burgess, licensed acupuncture physicians •Serving Sarasota since 2008 •Treatment rates are on a sliding scale, from $15-$35; new patients pay a onetime additional fee of $10 Click To Schedule An Appointment Online 3615 Webber St • Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 922-4611 Click for larger map and driving directions Open Tuesday through Saturday

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