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Sinkhole-prone utility project sucks down its last dollar



A sinkhole-burdened reservoir project in Land O'Lakes has finished construction after more than quadrupling in cost and generating scrutiny by the County Commission.

Pasco County utilities director Bruce Kennedy said the reservoir has been operating fine for four months — and sinkhole free. The cost of the reclaimed water reservoir near U.S. 41 and Ehren Cutoff started out a few years ago at less than $4-million, but ended at $21.8-million.

"We've got a great facility that's really working well for us," Kennedy said. "Yes, the subsurface issues ended up costing us more than what we thought."

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David DeCamp, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:42am]


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