Update on Sewer Main Repair at George English Park
FINAL UPDATE ON SEWER MAIN REPAIRS IN GEORGE ENGLISH PARK
March 6 – 5 p.m.
Following is the final update on City operations related to a sewer main repair located in George English Park at 1101 Bayview Drive in Fort Lauderdale.
Operations and Repair Activities
-The 16-inch sewer pipe continues to function properly.
-The wastewater collection system flow and pressure are normal.
-Restoration work is taking place in the construction area and adjacent boat ramp parking lot.
-Crews will be on site at George English Park until restoration is complete.
-Neighbors are reminded that the boat ramp and adjacent parking lot in George English Park are part of an active construction zone and remain closed while restoration activities take place.
-For the safety of everyone, access to the construction zone is limited to appropriate operational and management personnel.
-The playground, tennis courts, and basketball courts in George English Park remain open to the public.
Precautionary Advisory for Water-Related Recreational Activities Reduced
-The City is reducing the boundaries for the precautionary advisory for water-related recreational activities in the Middle River.
-The general boundaries for the area that remain under precautionary advisory are:
- North: NE 14th Court
- South: NE 9th Street
- East: East bank of the Middle River, including George English Lagoon
- West: West bank of the Middle River
-Swimming, fishing, jet-skiing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, canoeing, or engaging in any water-related activities should be avoided within the advisory area.
-George English Lagoon and the George English Park Boat Ramp are closed until further notice.
-To view a map of the waterway advisory area, please visit bit.ly/3arp0sG.
-The City is conducting water quality testing at 5 sample points in George English Lagoon and the Middle River and will continue to monitor water quality until satisfactory levels are achieved. To view the most up to date test results, please visit bit.ly/31nlPPl.
-11 aerators are operating in George English Lagoon and the Middle River to help improve water quality by increasing oxygen levels in the water, increasing circulation, breaking down organic matter in the discharge, and helping to control odor.
-A turbidity barrier is set up in the lagoon to help control the spread of sediment, and crews continue to conduct skimming activities and debris removal in the waterway.
-Wood Environmental and Infrastructure Solutions is moving forward with activities related to the remediation of George English Lagoon, including analyzing water conditions, conducting core sampling, and developing a restoration plan.
For More Information
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Neighbors may also call the City’s 24-hour Neighbor Call Center at 954-828-8000.