Steele Creek Pump Station and Force Main
Charlotte Water is replacing the Steele Creek Pump Station and force main that conveys community wastewater to the nearest wastewater treatment plant in Pineville. Properties that will be directly affected by construction have easement agreements which were approved by property owners. Request more information via email
Why is this project necessary?
The project is needed to address increase flows and to accommodate growth in the region. The project will build a larger pump station and more than six miles of pipe. The project will take approximately two years and begin in September 2015.
Construction activities to expect
- Surveying – Crews are currently staking the alignment for prospective contractors. Later, crews may enter easements to mark trees for protection or removal. Orange fencing will be placed around protected trees during construction. Erosion control fences may also be put in place.
- 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 and shredded into mulch.
- Blasting – Crews may encounter rock while installing pipe along the route. If rock cannot be excavated by traditional methods, these sections of rock will need to be broken by blasting with small amounts of dynamite. Controlled blasting occurs underground in holes drilled into the rock. Blasting is a standard construction procedure and will be monitored with seismographs to help monitor earth vibration levels.
No property damage is expected, including when blasting takes place; however, as a precaution, homes and businesses within 500 feet of any potential blasting will receive the opportunity for a pre-blast survey to record the condition of the property with exterior and interior photography. Customers in the 500-foot area will receive a letter from a third party vendor and supervised by Charlotte Water.