By Marie Puleo
The transfer pump station at the city’s water treatment plant, located at 1205 NE 5th Ave., will be undergoing approximately $2.5 million worth of upgrades. The transfer pump station moves water from the treatment process into two 5-million-gallon storage tanks, and then the water is pumped to the customer. The project will replace and update all of the electrical and pumping equipment located within the transfer pump station. The existing equipment was constructed and installed in 1985, and is at the end of its service life. Work is expected to begin in March 2019, and will take about one year to complete. It will not disrupt water service to residents and businesses. The City Commission awarded the project to All Florida Contracting Services, LLC.