City of Sweetwater

June 30, 2020

Northern Sweetwater Drainage Improvement Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 30, 2020                                                                                                                                   

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Daniela Lara

786-559-1312

 

NORTHERN SWEETWATER DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

 

Sweetwater (June 30, 2020) – The City of Sweetwater Grants Division along with its Engineering Division are joining for the development of a drainage improvement project on the Northern side of the City. The first phase of the drainage project will commence along Northwest 108th Avenue from Northwest 14th Street to Northwest 17th Street. The drainage project is part of 2019-2020 capital improvements initiatives that help revamp the infrastructure in our thriving and flourishing City.

 

The drainage project is part of the City’s flood mitigation plan to find a solution to the flooding issues on the Northern side of Sweetwater which was annexed in 2010 by the City. Mayor Orlando Lopez and City administration have carefully considered the concerns of business owners to successfully complete this project. Our purpose is to cease all possibilities of future floods that subsequently cause standing water issues, impede traffic, and cause property damage.

 

The drainage improvement project will cost approximately 1 million dollars and is funded by the City of Sweetwater and partially funded by Miami-Dade County, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Development Block Grant funding (CDBG) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

 

“I’m exhilarated to see the completion of the drainage improvement project. This project intends to reduce flood risks, protect public safety, and enhance our community,” said Mayor Lopez.

 

 We will be having a groundbreaking ceremony in the coming weeks to officially kick off the Northern Sweetwater Drainage Improvement Projects.

 

To read the press release in Spanish, click here. 

 

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City of Sweetwater, 500 SW 109th Avenue, Sweetwater, FL, 33174

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