Drainage Improvements

Sub-Basin 59/60 Drainage Improvement Project Reaches Completion

Project No. NS024

The Village’s Public Services Director, Dionisio Torres is pleased to announce that sub-basin 59/60 drainage improvement project has been completed, alleviating long-standing drainage and flooding issues for residents who reside on SW 82nd Avenue between SW 152nd Street and SW 160th Street. The project also included localized improvements at the intersection of SW 160th Street and SW 81st Avenue. 

This project was identified when the Village contracted with Kimley Horn in 2014 to update our previous 2004 Stormwater Management Master Plan which is used to identify projects and apply for grant funds to alleviate ongoing flooding and drainage issues that had been plaguing residents in this and other neighborhoods for years.

Village Council, the South Florida Water Grant System, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s TMDL Water Quality Restoration Grants demonstrated their support for this specific project which is only part of an ongoing effort to continue to make capital infrastructure improvements throughout the community.

This $1.1 million investment included the design, permitting, construction and installation of additional catch basins, manholes, culverts, and exfiltration trench is recommended to interconnect the catch basins. Additionally, the cleaning and flushing of all sediments and debris from existing catch basins and pipes and adjust catch basin elevations and locations to minimize accumulation of sediment and debris.

Starting with design in 2016 and ending in 2020 this project developed from our stormwater master plan was another step completed in identifying and addressing low-lying areas within our municipal boundaries, to systemically pursue appropriate opportunities to protect surface-water quality and to reduce flooding.

The Village thanks our funding partners; Florida Water Management Districts’ Cooperative Funding Program (CFP) 2016, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Water Quality Restoration Grants for the opportunity and ability to perform this much needed improvement to limit areas of flooding within the Village.

For more information, contact the Public Services Director’s office at (305) 969-5011.

SubBasin59-60 Construction
SubBasin59-60 Location Map

List of Drainage Areas Slated for Improvements

In January, the Village Council unanimously approved an agreement for the planning, design and permitting for drainage improvement in seven priority areas by adopting Resolution 2016-07 (PDF). The seven areas were identified based on the area's historical propensity to experience localized flooding after heavy rainfall events.

The approved areas include the following:
  • Area 1 - SW 87 Avenue from SW 142 Street to SW 143 Street
  • Area 2 - SW 80 Avenue from SW 167th Street to 166th Street
  • Area 3 - SW 80 Avenue from SW 155th Street to End of Cul-de-Sac
  • Area 4 - SW 80 Avenue from SW 152 Street to SW 148 Street
  • Area 5 - East side of SW 84 Court between SW 147 Street and SW 147 Terrace
  • Area 6 - SW 88th Court between SW 156th Street and SW 159th Street
  • Area 7 - SW 145th Terrace between SW 73rd Avenue and SW 74th Avenue
Please contact Public Services to report flooding in your neighborhood, and to schedule an initial assessment of the area. Village staff is responsible for scheduling the implementation of projects and prioritizing based on need.