The most significant aspects of Pinellas County’s geology, apart from its coastal beaches, are the water holding capacity of the limestone formations, the propensity of limestone to collapse and form sinkholes. Earlier this month, residents of Tarpon Springs experienced this phenomenon when a sinkhole caused at least seven nearby homes to evacuate. The sinkhole was estimated at 100 feet wide and 50 feet deep. The sinkhole also caused damage to a 30 inch sewer main which workers are in the process of repairing. The City of Tarpon Springs has scheduled rehabilitations for the entire area that sustained damage on Mango Street, near the Tarpon Shores Mobile Home Park and U.S. 19. There were several thousand gallons of wastewater that infiltrated into the depression which needed to be pumped out and cleared. After filling the sinkhole, the city anticipated at least four weeks for the ground to settle. There are a series of precautionary measures currently taking place, which include geologic testing, grouting, and analysis and road repairs. All of which need to be completed to ensure safety. The city and Pinellas County are currently determining if it would be best to relocate the utility lines involved in the incident.
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