March 19, 2021
City Completes Alcaniz Street Outfall to Pensacola Bay Stormwater Treatment Project
The City of Pensacola is pleased to announce that construction of the Alcaniz Street Outfall to Pensacola Bay Stormwater Treatment Enhancement Project has been completed. This project is part of the City of Pensacola's ongoing efforts to improve water quality of area waterways and is estimated to remove over 10 tons of gross pollutants annually, which equates to approximately one large dump truck full.
Specifically, this project marks a significant milestone for the program by treating the largest stormwater outfall in the entire city, a 9’ diameter pipe, and providing proprietary stormwater treatment for a completely untreated 195-acre drainage sub-basin within the Pensacola Bay Watershed. This treatment has been achieved by retrofitting the large pipe at the very south end of Alcaniz Street with an underground treatment unit to substantially remove trash, sediment, metals, oils and greases and certain other solid pollutants to prevent them from being discharged into Pensacola Bay.
"This is another example of a city stormwater project with a significant positive impact on Pensacola Bay, which is such a vital part of our community," Mayor Grover Robinson said. "I'd like to thank to our Public Works and Facilities Department for their ongoing efforts to improve the quality of our local waterways for our residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come."
In addition to the Stormwater improvements, much of the sidewalk in the adjacent Bartram Park was removed and replaced to ADA standards. This will provide further needed benefit to the community.
"We're excited to continue completing stormwater projects that will have such a lasting impact on our waterways, while providing more opportunities for the public to enjoy recreational activities on our beautiful bays and bayous," Public Works and Facilities Director Derrik Owens said. "This project marks the highpoint in our aggressive stormwater treatment program. We are very glad to be able to benefit our natural environment like this and look forward to seeing the positive benefits for years to come for our area waterways."
J. Miller Construction of Pensacola was awarded the contract for construction of this project and this project was completed ahead of schedule and under the original contract amount.