Seacoast Utility Authority recently awarded a contract to Centerline Utilities, Inc. for the installation of a new 20” water main. A portion of this pipeline will be installed along the east bank of the Thompson River beneath the maintenance shelf at the water's edge. There are various links to the project on the right side of this page.

A public information meeting for this project was held on December 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Palm Beach Gardens City Hall. Representatives from Seacoast Utility Authority, the engineer of record, Aecom, Inc. and the contractor, Centerline Utilities, Inc., were in attendance to address citizen questions.

Work for the project began in January 2010 with final completion in late summer of 2010.

During this work the public will notice an increase in construction traffic but it is not anticipated that any public road closures will be necessary.

Work within the canal maintenance shelf along the east side of the Thompson River will include:

  • Using small backhoes and hand digging, crews will locate all drainage and irrigation lines prior to construction to avoid damaging these
  • Installing and removing “dewatering” equipment along the water’s edge, including
    • Well points
    • Header piping
    • Diesel powered dewatering pumps
  • Using a track backhoe, excavating a 42-inch deep, 36-inch wide trench, placing the pipe in that trench, then backfilling
  • Using front end loaders and dump trucks, hauling away excess excavated dirt
  • Using front end loaders, small tractors, pickup trucks and other construction vehicles, compact, grade and place sod over the construction area
  • Normal work hours will be 7 AM until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.  Well point pumps may be running during the day, with only an occasional need to be left in operation overnight.

Water and sewer service should not be affected; however, should you experience any disruption of service, please contact Seacoast Utility Authority immediately.

Contact Information
Phone: 561-627-2900
Fax: 561-624-3913