Hollywood to Eliminate Ocean Outfall by 2025 with Construction of Two New Deep Injection Wells
Members of the Hollywood Commission and city leaders got together for a groundbreaking ceremony for two deep injection wells at the Southern Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Construction is now taking place and it will take about two years to complete.
“This is important for keeping the ocean clean. We want to be good stewards of the environment,” said Mayor Josh Levy.
The wells will be about 3,000 feet deep and cost about $40 million to construct. They’ll feature a double lining; the interior lining will be fiberglass and the outer lining, steel. They are being built so the city can comply with federal and state regulations that require the ocean outfall to be eliminated by 2025.
The wells will handle treated effluent that is now being discharged through the ocean outfall off Hollywood Beach. The wells will handle treated effluent from Hollywood and nearby cities including Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Hallandale Beach and Dania Beach.
“This is a big day for Hollywood. We had been using ocean outfall for the treated effluent and now we will soon be able to inject it deep into the ground which will be better for the ocean and the environment,” said Commissioner Caryl Shuham. “This is a huge investment for the city but it’s something we need to do.”
Once the two wells have been completed, a pumping station will be designed and built to pump the effluent into the injection wells. The station will cost $60 million to build and construction will take about two years.