By Bryan Boggiano
The city commission approved Phase I of the Coral Hills Water Main Replacement project at their Wednesday meeting, paving the way for infrastructure improvements.
The city will award a contract to Florida Engineering and Development Corporation for $1,098,5014.18, including $100,000 to cover unexpected costs during construction, subject to city approval.
The water main replacement will affect areas between Sample Road and Wiles Road, west of University Drive and east of Northwest 39th Court.
Funding for the project comes from the city’s capital improvement project funds.
According to city documents, the existing infrastructure in Coral Hills needs to be replaced to prevent water main breaks and service disruptions.
As a result, Phase I of the Coral Hills water main replacement includes installing 4,900 linear feet of new pipes.
According to John Norris, director of public works, the new pipes will be upgraded from cast iron to ductile iron, which is more durable.
Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons echoed Norris’s claims, saying that other cities in Broward County had issues with water mains and service disruptions, making it important for Coral Springs to stay up to date on these issues.
“Any time you see anything about water mains or anything with infrastructure, it’s really important that we get it done and get it taken care of,” he said.
Vice Mayor Simmons made the motion to approve the contract. Commissioner Shawn Cerra seconded the motion.
The commission voted unanimously to award the contract to Florida Engineering.
The Coral Hills upgrade is part of ongoing projects throughout the city. The project will begin in Jan. 2022 and continue through December.
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- Bryan has a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and earned his masters in geosciences from Florida International University, where he focused in atmospheric sciences. His interests include weather, entertainment, and municipal government.
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