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Holiday Hills building demolition to alleviate flooding

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on June 22, 2017

Demolition is part of a larger drainage improvement project

The Pasco County Public Works Department will begin demolition on a house at 6312 Hyperion Drive in the Holiday Hills Subdivision on Thursday, June 22, 2017.  The demolition will allow for expansion of a stormwater retention pond and is part of a larger Public Works project to reduce the duration and extent of flooding in the Holiday Hills area.  The neighborhood has experienced repeated, severe flooding of both streets and homes – most recently in 2015 and 2016.

Pasco County Public Works has bought 3 homes next to the retention pond in the Holiday Hills neighborhood and will consider buying more as other properties become available.

Other actions Public Works is taking in the Holiday Hills area to alleviate flooding include:

  • Resurfacing of flood-damaged roadways with a chip seal layer
  • Installing a temporary pumping/piping system at the corner of Pegasus Avenue and Hyperion Drive to pump stormwater from a retention pond north to a drainage canal
  • Seeking cooperative funding from the Southwest Florida Water Management District to design and construct drainage improvements, including expanding the existing retention pond and adding an outfall pipe to the northern drainage canal
    • Additional funding could be obtained from a proposed increase to the Stormwater Utility Fee

Pasco County has spent about $140,000 to date on the drainage improvement effort in the Holiday Hills subdivision to help property owners deal with flooding in the future.  The entire project is expected to cost approximately $1.1 million and will be cooperatively funded with the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

For more flood information, as it pertains to homeowners in Pasco County, please click on the following link: