Tampa Mayor Buckhorn opens Alline Avenue pump station
By WFLA.com web staff
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn cut the ribbon on the completed Alline Pump Station.
TAMPA, FL -
A new pumping station promises to solve some of South Tampa's flooding problems. And even though it's located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, you probably won't spot it.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn cut the ribbon on the completed Alline Pump Station Wednesday. The new pump station is located on Alline Avenue in South Tampa. It was designed to resemble a single family residence.
The opening of the new pump station is part of the larger Alline Avenue Drainage Project. The project should alleviate flooding in neighborhoods between Bayshore Boulevard and MacDill Avenue, and from Chapin to Coachman Avenues. This area is prone to flooding, as it was once a lake bed that was developed in to a subdivision in the late 1930's.
The project will also replace undersized storm water pipes that will drain into Hillsborough Bay, and add drainage inlets on MacDill Avenue. Additionally, two baffle boxes will be added, which will filter pollutants from the storm water.
The total project cost is $4.8 million. Financial assistance was provided by Southwest Florida Water Management District.