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 is taking a phased approach to the project. The first phase, which is now complete, included evaluating the original design and conducting additional geologic investigations.McKim & Creed made recommendations to the City Commission on how to complete the project on January 21, 2014. The City Commission accepted the recommendations; a scope and fee for Phase II was approved by the Commission in February.