Update on the Upcoming Stormwater Resiliency and Safety Project
The Coral Springs Improvement District (CSID) is finalizing details regarding the upcoming Stormwater Resiliency and Safety Project. Earlier this year, residents, business owners, and stakeholders were informed about the project and the anticipated timeline. At this moment, a start date has not been solidified.
This project’s purpose is to ensure the 22 miles of canals, which CSID owns, remain unobstructed. The obstruction of our flood control canals can cause flooding capable of impacting all residents across the District. Not long ago, we experienced the danger of our canals’ natural flows being interrupted when, in 2017, Hurricane Irma impacted South Florida. Even with a glancing blow, Irma’s effects caused numerous trees to fall into the canals and block the water’s natural path.
Since Irma, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has initiated an effort to develop a new regulatory rule that will require local canal operators, like CSID, to take proactive measures to reduce the amount of litter, vegetation, and debris that enters canals.
Watch a South Florida Water Management District Video on Critical Canal Maintenance
When project details are finalized, CSID customers can expect the following:
- The project will be implemented in four phases.
- CSID will provide door-to-door notification of upcoming work before it is initiated in your respective phase.
- Each phase is estimated to take approximately three months to complete, pending inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
- Work will take place from barges in the canals and equipment in the right of ways.
For more information on the work planned to take place within the right of ways, please see a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
We value your input and look forward to answering questions throughout the course of the project. There are two ways to contact us.
Project Hotline: 954-320-7115