Sanitary flow in the City of Daytona Beach’s beachside sewer collection system is estimated to increase 129% by the year 2035. This level of growth would significantly exceed the capacity of the existing system, which was served by a 24-inch sub-aqueous force main crossing the Halifax River. A 2016 Capacity Analysis Report (CAR) recommended replacing the aging force main to provide additional flow capacity and improved reliability.
In late July of 2017, 2,300 linear feet of 30-inch DR21 fusible polyvinyl chloride (FPVC) force main was successfully installed via horizontal directional drill (HDD). The drill crossed under the Intracoastal Waterway to avoid environmentally sensitive areas and traversed million-dollar river front property, a community sports complex and a marina. The new force main enables the City to manage increasing system demands and accommodate planning for two new resort-style hotels.