The City of Sarasota is committed to improving its wastewater system and providing reliable service for its utility customers. The Lift Station 87 Project is an important part of that commitment.

The project was initially scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012, but has been delayed due to constructability issues with microtunneling. In November 2012, the City of Sarasota severed its contract with the Lift Station 87 Project’s original engineer of record. In August 2013, the City of Sarasota hired a new engineering consultant, McKim & Creed, Inc., to complete the Lift Station 87 Project.

McKim & Creed’s first order of business was to evaluate the existing designs and construction and conduct additional technical investigations. Based on those evaluations, recommendations for completing the project were accepted by the Sarasota City Commission on Jan. 21, 2014. The consultant’s work on this project is now in Phase 2, which includes final designs, permitting, construction management and continued public outreach.