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Preservation of aging stormwater infrastructure creates better flow at McCarty

Friday 16 November Preservation of aging stormwater infrastructure creates better flow at McCarty

Utility Systems replaced 34 drainage pipes in isolated areas on the 3,100-acre McCarty Ranch Preserve where the land is leased for cattle grazing. The existing steel drainage pipes were failing due to age—approximately 40 years old—and partially blocked, which was impeding drainage flow not only from the leased property, but from the public access area as well. Replacing the pipes prevents flooding and property damage and creates a safe habitat.

As a cost-savings measure, 29 of the 34 pipes were replaced with surplus water mains recycled from past projects, that were no longer suitable for pressurized systems. The pipe sizes ranged from 30” to 72” in diameter.

McCarty Ranch Preserve offers public access to a wide variety of recreational activities. Trails have been cleared for walking, biking, and horseback riding. A lake system covering more than 300 acres provides opportunities for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Disc golf is also available. Residents and visitors will enjoy primitive tent and RV camping.

For more information, contact:
Jenny Tomes
Utility Marketing and Digital Video Coordinator
(772) 871-5131
jtomes@cityofpsl.com