The City of Fort Myers will be able to dispose of surplus reclaimed water in an environmentally friendly way, while reducing the need to discharge into the Caloosahatchee River.
The City of Fort Myers is partnering with the City of Cape Coral to send reclaimed water from the South Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility in Fort Myers through the Caloosahatchee Connect pipeline. This pipeline will cross underneath the Caloosahatchee River, near the Midpoint Bridge, to the Everest Water Reclamation Facility in Cape Coral. 12 million gallons of water per day will be sent to Cape Coral to help maintain freshwater canal levels and provide property owners with water for irrigation and for fire protection services. This will also allow the City of Fort Myers to dispose of surplus reclaimed water in an environmentally friendly way, while reducing the need to discharge into the Caloosahatchee River.
The project is expected to be constructed using a combination of traditional open-cut (trench) pipe installation and trenchless technology. The pipeline will span from the SAWWTF on Matthew Drive, along Barkley Circle, then across Summerlin Road to Royal Palm Square Boulevard to the connection point in the greenspace on San Marcos just south of Midpoint Bridge where it will connect to the City of Cape Coral’s portion of the reclaimed water pipe.
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To learn more about the construction in Cape Coral and the Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) pipeline installation through the river, click here.