Located at the northeastern edge of South Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, the S-191A pump station will include 600 cubic-feet-per-second submersible electrical pumps, trash rakes, and emergency generators. The pump station will serve a dual purpose: provide flood control in the L-47 basin and give the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) the ability to control the amount of water being treated in the Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area (STA).
The Lakeside Ranch STA plays a crucial role in the restoration of the Lake Okeechobee watershed by improving the quality of water flowing into the lake from one of the biggest sources of incoming phosphorus. The wetlands will treat stormwater runoff from the Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough basins to the north, before that runoff enters Lake Okeechobee.
SFWMD selected Erdman Anthony to serve as construction manager for the pump station. Our role includes full-time inspection and construction management services to observe and document the construction efforts, processing of submittals and RFIs, monitoring test results, conducting biweekly progress meetings, reviewing pay applications, monitoring the construction schedule, and coordinating with the contractor and design team.