Picayune Strand Restoration, Merritt Pumping Station, Collier County, FL

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Picayune Strand Restoration for Merritt Pumping Station in Collier County, FL


Construct a 1,030 CFS (462,000 gpm) capacity pumping station to restore 57,000 acres of previously developed property in the Picayune Strand Forrest to pre-development conditions. Work is to be performed in an environmentally sensitive area including endangered species habitat that must be protected. The construction project consists of a pump station, tie-back levees, spreader berms and canal plugs which will slow water flowing through existing canals and redistribute it across the landscape. The Pump Station, will have 2-75 cfs pumps and 4-220 cfs pumps, including diesel pumps, traveling trash rakes, bridge cranes, standby diesel generators, vacuum priming systems, HVAC equipment, cooling water pumps and fresh water pumps, Electrical and Instrumentation including station power distribution systems, motor control centers, programmable logic controllers, grounding cable system, lighting, Control Room Operator Work Station, 80 foot radio antenna tower and RTU’s at the pump station. The Pump Station will include: fully enclosed buildings for equipment, access bridges, fuel storage areas with containment and all associated equipment, approach and discharge canals, retaining walls, trash racks, and related civil works. The Work will also include the pumping stations’ approach and discharge canals. Also included is the removal of 320,000 LF of existing roads and 180,000 LF of existing tram roads with associated clearing to restore natural grade to 57,000 acres, as well as construction of 2 access ramps to I-75 to DOT standards.



Harry Pepper & Associates, Inc.

Department of the Army
Jacksonville District Corps
of Engineers
Post Office Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 33410
Contact: J. G. Cooper,
Administrative Contracting Officer
Phone: 561.626.5299

October 30, 2009 –
Anticipated June 22, 2012



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