Thursday, September 10, 2009

New water treatment facility for Wesley Chapel

Site work began recently on a new water treatment facility at the NE corner of Boyette Rd. and Overpass Rd. in Wesley Chapel:
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live in Palm Cove across the street. We are concerned that this new plant will smell and have health issues for immediate neighbors. Several people are frustrated. Any info? Im not too familiar with Water Treatment Plants.

Russ Perlowski, People's Choice Realty said...

Sorry, I don't know any more about this plant than what is shown on the sign. I suggest you contact Pasco County Commissioner, Pat Mulieri.

Anonymous said...

I am anxious to be part a class action suit which you know will be coming later after this water treatment facility gets up an running. I expect that there will be a chorus of medical claims, and the like, so thank you Pasco County for the potential retirement bucks. I am sure they will slip up somehow and put all the Pasco taxpayers in jeopardy

Anonymous said...

I'm also a Palm Cove resident and spoke with the County Commissioners office and with the Pasco County Utilities office and they described the plans for that site. There will be and Potable Water treatment plant and a reservoir on the NE corner of Boyette and Overpass Rd utilizing 142 acres of county property. The first phase is developing the west end of the property with an Admin building and tank system which chemically treats (chlorinates) water from the Tampa Bay water system. They described the system as self contained and will not produce odors into the air or a hazard to the community. The East end of the property will be a reservoir but that will be sometime in the near future. They said people can go to the County's website www.pascocountyfl.net or call the Commissioners office (352)521-4111 Dade City, or Pasco County Utilities office (352)521-4285 Dade City, for more information. I feel better that it isn't anything that will devalue or ruin our neighborhood but please contact them if you have any questions or concerns of your own and please post here so we can all be in the loop.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why they didnt leave the trees up around the border so we dont have to look at this eyesore. I am very upset to say the least. Every time I drive by it I get a sick feeling in my stomach. They really should not have put this across the street from a neighborhood. What the hell where they thinking?

Anonymous said...

I also am a resident of Palm Cove and am certainly disgusted that this location was chosen for the Water Treatment Facility. As someone else mentioned, why the heck did they cut down all of the trees? Who wants to look at an ugly water treatment plant? Not me! I don't think this is utilizing this parcel of land at its highest and best use. Whoever approved this land as anything other than residential made a great mistake and should be ashamed of themselves! At the very least, thick evergreen trees should be planted to border the entire facility in order to minimize the eyesore to nearby residents. This would help us maintain the value of our properties (we don't need anything else lowering the value of our homes - we took a big enough hit from the economy alone!).

Anonymous said...

Come on Palm Cove, our voices need to be heard! This eyesore needs to be HIDDEN by a thick tree line.

Please contact: Commissioner Pat Mulieri at 813-996-6783

Anonymous said...

I am also a Palm Cove resident and am appalled that they chose this part of the land to build the water treatment plant!! I have NO IDEA what they were thinking! I agree that they need to do something and put the trees back so that it cannot be seen from the road. They have the plant behind the park and that is off the main road and makes a heck of a lot more sense!! Ugh! I will definitely be contacting the Commissioner.

Russ Perlowski, People's Choice Realty said...

Sorry folks, but it appears that Palm Cove is located in District I and not District II. This means that your county commissioner is Ted Schrader (352) 521-4111, e-mail: tSchrader@pascocountyfl.net

Anonymous said...

You don't need to worry about it being an eye sore anymore. Looks like they put a bundle into the landscaping. So far I've lost count on the trees and this morning they were putting in plants. A lot of plants.