Water-Related News

Tarpon Springs sinkhole repairs could take months

TARPON SPRINGS – It could be more than two months for crews to completely repair damage caused by a sinkhole that formed off U.S. 19 in Tarpon Springs.

About 20 people were evacuated from seven homes at the Tarpon Shores Mobile Home Park on March 30 after a 60-foot-wide sinkhole opened up about a half block off U.S. 19. The sinkhole was discovered a few weeks earlier. Construction crews were working on the sinkhole when it opened up even more on March 30.

By the next day, the sinkhole grew to 100 feet wide and 50 feet deep. It wound up breaking nearby water and sewage lines, and then sewage began to flow into the sinkhole.

The sinkhole is near homes at the Tarpon Shores Mobile Home Park.