Town of Longboat Key

Potable Water Main Upsizing Project

Activity Update for Week of 11.08.10 thru 11.12.10
The Town of Longboat Key has commenced construction of our Potable Water Pipeline Upsizing Project. This project consists of the installation of  approximately 18,000 lineal feet of 12-inch to 16-inch diameter potable water main along the east side of Gulf of Mexico Drive.  Construction of this water main will be within the eastern right-of-way of Gulf of Mexico Drive from Bay Isles Road to the South end of the Key. The water main improvements will facilitate pumping potable water from the South to the North on Longboat Key.  No interruptions of water service are expected at this time.
The Town has contracted with Westra Construction Corporation for the installation of the pipeline. Activity began December 7, 2009 and is estimated to continue through October 2010. 

Funding for this project has been provided by a low interest state loan under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The base construction project cost is $2.1 million dollars.

Questions regarding the project may be directed to the Public Works Department at (941) 316-1988 or by emailing us at

Activity updates for this project will be posted weekly on this website listed below. For information facts regarding this project, press the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) button.
Residents will observe active construction equipment and workers along the southern portion of Longboat Key until the end of October 2010.  Primary road construction signs for the pipeline project work have been removed. The construction zone speed limit of 35 mph will cease for the pipeline work and be placed back to 45 mph for the North and South bound lanes of Gulf of Mexico Drive from the South Key Water Station to Bay Isles Road. Motorists should still use extra caution while driving in this area as there will still be minor construction activity for connections.
Updated 11.07.10
If you do not have water service or are experiencing issues with your water service, please contact the Public Works Department at (941) 316-1988. 
Contractor activity for this project is scheduled to close November 12, 2010. The water main transmission pipeline and associated service connnections and tie-ins are complete. The Contractor is in the final stages of sodding and minor concrete repairs.
We have appreciated the patience of the residents and businesses of the Town of Longboat Key through-out this project. Thank you.

This information website for the project will end after November 12, 2010.