The City of Oakland Park is one of the older municipalities in Broward County with boundaries that encompass approximately 4,400 acres. The City has reached development maturity and is focused on maintaining the existing infrastructure. Although the City does not operate a water or wastewater treatment plant, they do manage the water distribution and sewer collection system that serves a majority of the City. These systems are aging and are in need of rehabilitation and upgrades. In addition, the existing topography provides little relief for stormwater management, and therefore must depend on the efforts of the City, County and South Florida Water Management District for area-wide drainage and flood control.
CGA was contracted by the City to design water, wastewater, and drainage improvements to the 570-acre Bid Pack 9 area located in the eastern portion of the their service area. These improvements were identified in the City’s Strategic Performance Area and Business Plan Initiative. The project included approximately 35,000 linear feet of water main replacement, 80 fire hydrants, 5,000 linear feet of force main, and the design of the replacement of Lift Station B-2, Lift Station #3 and Lift Station #4. This area also contained five drainage projects that were identified as deficient areas in need of improvement in the City’s Stormwater Master Plan. Due to a deficient drainage system and a storm event in October 2011, many of the residences experienced flood conditions throughout this area. CGA visited the area with City staff to get a firsthand view of the effects of heavy rains. The City requested that CGA take these flooding issues into consideration in the design to optimize the amount of flood protection that could be added to the project.
City of Oakland Park