The City of Palmetto Bay on Monday, September 12th, 2022 saw $3,062,500 in funds towards necessary construction support for Sub-Basin Improvements #43, #57, & #96 due to the legislative efforts of State Senator Ileana Garcia.
A public town meeting was recently conducted where input and various complaints were voiced by concerned citizens. Preoccupations relayed in front of the council and residents alike specifically pertained to fears of flooding, pollution, and water quality that is especially severe during instances of torrential downpours or storms like Hurricane Irma in 2017. These types of occurrences could potentially instigate a threat to public health and safety. Therefore, field inspections were conducted by Public Services, engineers, and consultants which further determined the initiative’s prioritization in order to assuage any threat of inundation and/or ecological hazards.
With this in mind, Palmetto Bay approved the Stormwater Master Plan for Sub-Basin Construction Improvements #43, #57, & #96. Financing has specifically gone towards investing in additional placements of culverts, catch basins, manholes, and ex-filtration systems that will minimize the contribution of pollution and other contaminants into the environment, affecting vital water sources like the Biscayne Bay Aquifer.