Clems Branch Pump Station and Force Main Replacement


Project phase


 Project updates

  • Charlotte Water wastewater lift stations pump wastewater from one drainage basin to another through force mains to gravity flow sewer lines so that it can be conveyed to one of the five wastewater treatment plants.
  • The existing Clem's Branch wastewater lift station and force main were constructed by a developer in 1998. The existing force main is a 12-inch PVC line that has had several failures over the years. The station adjacent to Clem's Branch at the South Carolina State Line near the Ballantyne area.
  • Growth in the Clem's Branch drainage basin is causing wastewater flow to approach the capacity of the existing lift station and force main.

  • Clearing – Trees, shrubs, bushes and other vegetation within the construction easement area will be removed. Tree stumps will be removed and holes filled. Debris will be transported off site. Charlotte Water will need to trim and remove some trees as needed along Lancaster Highway at Providence Road West (Ardrey Park side). CLTWater is coordinating with an arborist to only trim/remove what is needed to allow excavation of wastewater pipe. When and where possible, trees are preserved.
  • Moving equipment on site – Contractor will move construction equipment and materials to permanent and temporary easements along the project site as tunnel entrance construction begins.
  • Pipe delivery and storage – Pipe is delivered and stored within the road right of way or construction easements.
  • Establishing a safe work zone. Please do not enter the construction site.
  • Trench digging
  • Placing pipe and backfilling

​​Properties that will be directly affected by construction will be contacted to discuss easement agreements. Areas near construction will be notified before construction.​

​​To be determined

Charlotte Water is community-owned providing safe drinking water and cleaning our community's wastewater. Reinvesting in our system is possible solely​ through funds fro​​m water and wastewater bills.

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 Project contacts

Clem's Branch Project Map

 Project documents