Construction Work to Shutdown for the Holidays

Friday, December 21, 2012

Construction Work to Shutdown for the Holidays


Construction work on the water treatment facility will shutdown for the holidays beginning Monday, Dec. 24 through New Years Day – Tues., Jan. 1, 2013.  Work will resume on Jan. 2, 2013.

This week, crews began preparations to demobilize for the holidays. Building crews placed activated carbon into the granular activated carbon (GAC) units, performed maintenance on the filters and water softeners, and applied the epoxy floor coating in the process area.  Crews also continued instrument configuration, metal walkway installation, electrical wiring testing, plumbing, mechanical, painting, tile, and stucco punch list work.

In the field, conveyance piping crews continued assembling and installing pumps and hardware in the wells and vaults, pulling wiring, and pressure testing conveyance lines. On the Schmid Farm, FP&L installed transformers to power off-site wells, and work began to install fencing compounds around control panels and well vaults.

Upon returning to work on January 2nd, crews will continue testing process equipment, communications and wiring. Contractors will address building punch list items, including painting, trim, mechanical and stucco. Contractors will install aluminum walkways and handrails within the process area.

In the field, contractors will continue installing the remaining well heads and pumps and wiring at the off-site structures. Fencing work on the Schmid Farm will continue. Personnel will also be programming and performing work at off-site control panel locations. Contractors will continue removing unused and excess equipment and materials from the site. Various transportation vehicles will be transporting material off site for proper disposal, as required.

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season…and as always, if anyone has any questions about these construction activities, please give me a call at 941-554-3862 or 1-800-449-4486 and I’ll do my best to get the appropriate answers to your questions.




Gary Cambre                                                                                  Public Affairs         Sr. Communications Manager