Oct. 16, 2020
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE: Bayou Texar Stormwater Treatment Enhancement Project
The City of Pensacola is pleased to announce that construction of the Bayou Boulevard, Perry, Blount, and Avery Outfalls at Bayou Texar Stormwater Treatment Enhancement Project has been completed.
This project was constructed by J. Miller Construction Inc. of Pensacola and provides underground stormwater treatment units for three drainage sub-basins that previously discharged untreated stormwater runoff directly into Bayou Texar.
“With the implementation of the new treatment units, gross pollutants will now be captured during rainfall events prior to reaching the bayou," City of Pensacola Public Works and Facilities Director Derrik Owens said. "This will greatly benefit the marine estuary environment of the bayou, thus further improving the overall water quality of Pensacola Bay."
The completion of this project is an integral part of the city's ongoing water quality improvement program and will serve many benefits to the environment. It is estimated that the treatment units will collectively capture approximately 10 tons of pollutant solids annually. This project will also help to provide improved recreational experiences for those who use and enjoy Bayou Texar.
In addition to providing stormwater treatment, previous issues with standing water along the shoulder of Bayou Boulevard have been addressed through this project, making the roadway safer for both motorists and cyclists.
"I'm excited that we are continuing to complete important projects like this to improve our water quality and address flooding issues," Mayor Grover Robinson said. "Waterways are such an integral part of our community, and because of this project, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a cleaner, less polluted Bayou Texar and Pensacola Bay. I look forward to continuing to identify and implement projects to improve our waterways throughout the City of Pensacola."