Deer Point Dam Raw Water Line


The purpose of this Scope of Work is to provide protective measures to the potable water system, in Panama City, Bay County, Florida, funded through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) DR- 4399-022-R, as approved by the Florida Division of Emergency Management (Division) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 


As a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program project, the Sub-Recipient proposes to improve the potable water system by protecting the force main on the Deer Point Dam, located at 4523-4401 State Highway 77A, Panama City, Florida, 32404. Coordinates: Start (30.269992, -85.607913) and End (30.266729, - 85.603852). 

The scope is for Phase I only, which includes but is not limited to surveying, engineering, design, plans preparation, permitting, and bidding for the proposed project, for Phase II approval. No construction activities for this project have been approved. 

When completed, the Sub-Recipient shall provide deliverables for Phase II review of the following proposed activities. 

The Phase II proposed scope of work shall include improving the potable water infrastructure of the County by replacing the existing raw water aerial pipe crossing affixed to the Deer Point Dam over Deer Point Reservoir, with a 36", 2000 LF, FPVC subaqueous pipeline. The proposed pipeline shall be installed via Horizontally Directional Drill (HDD) construction methods and pass underground from one side of the crossing to the other, connecting the existing underground water mains at either end of the bridge. The project shall include, the installation of isolation valves at both connection points to allow for shutoff in case of problems or breakages and an underground utility vault with an air release/vacuum breaker valve at each end of the crossing. The existing aerial pipe shall be left in place for use as an emergency bypass. This project shall eliminate the risk of wave and windborne debris damaging the pipe during severe storm events reducing the risk of loss of raw water supply to the Water Treatment Plant, and hence mitigating the associated public safety hazards connected with loss of water and sanitary service for the entire County including the Tyndall Air Force base, which would compromise the national defense. 

The project shall be designed to provide protection against a 500-year storm event. Activities shall be completed in strict compliance with Federal, State, and Local applicable Rules and Regulations.   


Phase 1 – Design                                            100% Complete
FEMA Award of Phase II                               April 2022
Awaiting PHASE II Contract DEM                  TBD

Link to Procurement-22-09