Pasco Co. commissioners approve $1.3 million for cleanup of Land O’ Lakes sinkhole

LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. (WFLA) – The Board of Pasco County Commissioners approved $1.3 million in total to remove debris, eliminate the public health threat from the debris and to secure the site of a Land O’ Lakes sinkhole.

The sinkhole swallowed two homes located at 21825 and 21835 Ocean Pines Drive on July 14.

Work on the project could begin Tuesday, weather permitting.

Related: Land O’ Lakes homeowners still displaced following massive sinkhole as cleanup continues

The goal is to have debris removed in two to four weeks.

Pasco Emergency management is monitoring the weather and there have been no changes to the sinkhole.

The board approved the following expenditures:

  • Debris Removal (CERES): $ 640,099
  • Fill (Various Contractors): $ 300,000
  • Water Hauling (EnvironWaste): $ 30,000
  • Tip Fees: $ 14,570
  • Initial Response Expenditures: $78,194
  • Contingencies: $237,137

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