Venice Water Booster Pump Station
The City of Venice currently owns and operates one Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant, which serves approximately 23,000 residents from its location near the Intracoastal Waterway. Though the current system adequately distributes water to customers throughout the City, occasionally customers further east may experience lower pressures during peak demand times. In order to improve the level of service, the City is planning a Water Booster Pump Station (BPS). The BPS will be located on the northern portion of an approximately 44-acre City-owned parcel at the eastern end of Gene Greene Road adjacent to the Dona Bay Surface Water Storage Facility.
In addition to the pump station and ground storage tank, the project will also include two new 16-inch water lines along Knight’s Trail and the Venetian Golf and River Club Perimeter Road, an Emergency Operations Center for the Utilities Department, and an Emergency Interconnect with Sarasota County’s Potable Water System. The City also intends to construct a solar panel system to power the proposed BPS.
The project is currently under design by the City’s consultant Black & Veatch. A Preliminary Design Report has been completed and preliminary engineering is continuing. Residents of the nearby communities may see subconsultants gathering data, including George F. Young for survey and Driggers for Geotechnical Engineering. Included in the design effort is a rezoning of the BPS parcel, which will include public meetings. Additional public meetings are also planned, in order to keep nearby residents informed, as well as, this website to follow the City’s progress.
The BPS design and permitting are expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2021 with the bid phase and construction to follow immediately. The construction is expected to take approximately one year, and be complete in the second quarter of 2023.