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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Panorama Storm Drain Extension to Remove Excess Water

An area on Panorama Drive south of El Lago remains lush with vegetation even in the driest of times. It is also an area of stagnant water which results in an abundance of insects and foul odors. Groundwater flows in this channel from the upstream pipe outlet along Panorama Drive. To minimize the adverse effects, the Town installed and maintains a pump back system that feeds 30,000 to 60,000 gallons of groundwater up to Fountain Lake every 24 hours. However, there is an area between the outfall of the recently installed Panorama Storm Drain pipe and the pump that continues to have stagnant water.

The Public Works Department has started phase ll of the Panorama Drive Storm Drain pipe extension. This project will add approximately 700 feet of pipe to the system, extending the recently replaced storm drain east to the outfall near the existing water pump. This project will also replace the pump with a new submersible push pump type with modified, upgraded electrical connection and controls resulting in additional groundwater delivery to Fountain Lake.

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