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City of Ocala Announces Sediment Removal Project at Tuscawilla Lake Alum Pond

Posted on July 24, 2015

The city of Ocala has contracted Gator Dredging to work on the Tuscawilla Lake Alum Pond, sediment removal project. The project began Monday, June 29.

The alum pond is on the south end of Tuscawilla Park. Removing sediment from this pond is required periodically to stay in compliance within the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) permit.

Work on this project will consist of the following improvements:

  • Excavating a sediment drying cell east of the alum pond
  • Pumping sediment from the alum pond to the drying cell, by way of dredge
  • Removing sediment material from the site when dry
  • Restoring the drying cell area

Croft Contracting will remove the sediment material. The project is estimated to be complete mid to late August 2015. The estimated cost of the project is $170,000.00. The final costs are determined by the actual quantities of sediment that is removed and transported.

For additional information regarding this project, please contact the city’s Public Works Department at 352-351-6730.

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