Public Meeting Summary
On May 16, 2018, the City of Tampa hosted a public meeting to review the details of the Harbour Island Force Main Replacement Design-Build Project (Project). Approximately 200 Harbour Island residents and community members attended the meeting at the Tampa Bay History Center. The intent of the meeting was to provide members of the public an overview of the Project, as well as answer questions and address concerns related to the rehabilitation and/or replacement of the Force Main.
Representatives from the City of Tampa and the Project Team shared a detailed history of the Force Main, expressed the importance of rehabilitation and/or replacement, and provided an understanding of the potential impacts the Project may have on those who live and work on Harbour Island, Downtown Tampa and surrounding areas. Meeting attendees also had an opportunity to ask a variety of questions.
The public meeting was the first in a series of meetings the City plans to have with stakeholders on this Project. The City will host another public meeting in late Summer 2018 to gather input on the Project pipeline and route alternatives, as well as one in Fall 2018 to present the final pipeline and route selection. The Project Team will continue to provide updates throughout the Project duration.