St. Armands

Residents Association

Sewer System

The City of Sarasota (not the County) manages our sewer system.  Pumps are referred to as "lift stations".  There doesn't seem to be much information on the city's website about this except for what is on this webpage.

The St. Armands Master Lift Station (City Lift Station #30)--which pumps all of the sewage from St. Armands Key (and probably Lido Key as well) to the mainland--is located in the median of S Blvd of Presidents just to the south of the intersection with Monroe Dr.

January 3, 2024

We received notice from the City that the St. Armands Master Lift Station (Lift Station 30) is going to be "improved", beginning the following week and continuing through May. 

We were told that this project has been in the works for a few years, and is part of the City's ongoing hurricane hardening efforts. A company called Spectrum Underground will be doing this work on behalf on the city's Utility Department.

This project will provide an onsite emergency backup generator that will kick on automatically in the event of a power loss, so the lift station can continue to operate in an emergency event. It will be housed in a new flood resistant structure, so that the generator and electrical equipment will be protected from flooding or a storm surge event. This will enable the City to maintain sewer service during and immediately after a storm event.

In addition to the new emergency generator, the project will replace pumps, valves, pipes, and electrical systems that are older and at the end of their service life. The new above-ground structure will be finished in stucco and surrounded with fencing and landscaping to make the site more secure and aesthetically pleasing. There is already lift station equipment at that location that is well screened by 6'+ tall shrubs.

The city has provided drawings of the structure and a site/landscape plan (click the links to view).  Click here to view the city right-of-way permit.

St. Armands Residents Association

P.O. Box 2482, Sarasota, FL  34230

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