Projects

Stevens Creek and Goose Creek Water and Wastewater Improvement Projects in Mint Hill

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Project phase

 

 Project updates

Stevens Creek Lift Station, Force Main, & Gravity Sewer

  • The project is currently in real estate acquisition and permitting status.
  • Construction is estimated to begin late summer 2018 and be complete around December 2019.
  • This project includes the construction of a new wastewater lift station that will serve the Stevens Creek and Goose Creek basins in Mint Hill.  This is an exciting initial step in providing widespread public sewer service to residents of Mint Hill.  The project also includes approximately 12,800 feet of gravity sewer pipe ranging from 8-24 inches in diameter and approximately 14,600 feet of 20-inch sewer force main.
  • 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.  In this case, wastewater will eventually be conveyed to the McAlpine Wastewater Treatment Plant. 
  • The Stevens Creek Lift Station is going to be located on Mecklenburg County's Stevens Creek Nature Preserve property.
  • The project includes restoration of affected sidewalks and roadways
  • Customers will have access to driveways. If for any reason a driveway may be temporarily inaccessible, the contractor and CLTWater inspector will discuss in advance with the property owner.
  • The contractor will work with residents /business to minimize disruption.
  • Streets will be temporarily restored during construction and the final restoration may occur at the end of the project.
  • Updates will be posted on this website and NextDoor.
  • Property owner's through which the new gravity wastewater pipes are crossing their property can apply for service now.
  • Property owners within 1,000 linear feet (see map "Stevens Creek New Applications Map") of the new gravity wastewater pipe may be able to apply for service once the new lines are installed, by going to New Connections
  • Property owners that are more than 1,000 linear feet from the projects will need to discuss their interest with The Town of Mint Hill so that future projects can be prioritized.
  • Note that service connections can only be made to the gravity wastewater pipe, not the force main. 

     

     

Stevens Creek Trunk Sewer Phase 1

  • The project is currently in real estate acquisition and permitting status.
  • Construction is estimated to begin in fall 2018 and be complete after fall 2019.
  • The City (Charlotte Water) and Mecklenburg County (Storm Water Services) have overlapping projects identified along a portion of Stevens Creek and a tributary to Stevens Creek in the Town of Mint Hill.
  • The City and County have negotiated an interlocal agreement to construct these projects under one contract, which will provide a mutual benefit by reducing the amount of land that would need to be cleared and reduce the length of time residents would be impacted by construction. 
  • The City's portion of the project includes approximately 10,000 feet of gravity sanitary sewer ranging from 8 to 24 inches diameter.
  • The County's portion of the project includes approximately 10,000 feet of stream restoration along Stevens Creek and a tributary to Stevens Creek.
  • Once the Stevens Creek Trunk Sewer Phase 1 is constructed, as well as the Stevens Creek Lift Station (described below), the Oxford Glen Package Wastewater Treatment Plant can be taken offline and decommissioned. 
  • The project includes restoration of affected sidewalks and roadways
  • Customers will have access to driveways. If for any reason a driveway may be temporarily inaccessible, the contractor and CLTWater inspector will discuss in advance with the property owner.
  • The contractor will work with residents /business to minimize disruption.
  • Streets will be temporarily restored during construction and the final restoration may occur at the end of the project.
  • Updates will be posted on this website and NextDoor.
  • Property owners currently on septic and within 1,000 linear feet of the new pipe may learn more about connecting to CLTWater by going to the New Connections page. Property owners that are more than 1,000 feet will need to discuss their interest with the Town of Mint Hill. The Town of Mint Hill would then discuss as part of future project priorities.

 

Stevens Creek Lift Station, Force Main, & Gravity Sewer

  • The project is currently in real estate acquisition and permitting status.
  • Construction is estimated to begin late summer 2018 and be complete around December 2019.
  • This project includes the construction of a new wastewater lift station that will serve the Stevens Creek and Goose Creek basins in Mint Hill.  This is an exciting initial step in providing widespread public sewer service to residents of Mint Hill.  The project also includes approximately 12,800 feet of gravity sewer pipe ranging from 8-24 inches in diameter and approximately 14,600 feet of 20-inch sewer force main.
  • 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.  In this case, wastewater will eventually be conveyed to the McAlpine Wastewater Treatment Plant. 
  • The Stevens Creek Lift Station is going to be located on Mecklenburg County's Stevens Creek Nature Preserve property.
  • The project includes restoration of affected sidewalks and roadways
  • Customers will have access to driveways. If for any reason a driveway may be temporarily inaccessible, the contractor and CLTWater inspector will discuss in advance with the property owner.
  • The contractor will work with residents /business to minimize disruption.
  • Streets will be temporarily restored during construction and the final restoration may occur at the end of the project.
  • Updates will be posted on this website and NextDoor.
  • Property owners currently on septic and within 1,000 linear feet of the new pipe may learn more about connecting to CLTWater by going to the New Connections page. Property owners that are more than 1,000 feet will need to discuss their interest with the Town of Mint Hill. The Town of Mint Hill would then discuss as part of future project priorities.

 

Stevens Creek Trunk Sewer Phase 1

  • The project is currently in real estate acquisition and permitting status.
  • Construction is estimated to begin in fall 2018 and be complete after fall 2019.
  • The City (Charlotte Water) and Mecklenburg County (Storm Water Services) have overlapping projects identified along a portion of Stevens Creek and a tributary to Stevens Creek in the Town of Mint Hill.
  • The City and County have negotiated an interlocal agreement to construct these projects under one contract, which will provide a mutual benefit by reducing the amount of land that would need to be cleared and reduce the length of time residents would be impacted by construction. 
  • The City's portion of the project includes approximately 10,000 feet of gravity sanitary sewer ranging from 8 to 24 inches diameter.
  • The County's portion of the project includes approximately 10,000 feet of stream restoration along Stevens Creek and a tributary to Stevens Creek.
  • Once the Stevens Creek Trunk Sewer Phase 1 is constructed, as well as the Stevens Creek Lift Station (described below), the Oxford Glen Package Wastewater Treatment Plant can be taken offline and decommissioned. 
  • The project includes restoration of affected sidewalks and roadways
  • Customers will have access to driveways. If for any reason a driveway may be temporarily inaccessible, the contractor and CLTWater inspector will discuss in advance with the property owner.
  • The contractor will work with residents /business to minimize disruption.
  • Streets will be temporarily restored during construction and the final restoration may occur at the end of the project.
  • Updates will be posted on this website and NextDoor.
  • Property owners currently on septic and within 1,000 linear feet of the new pipe may learn more about connecting to CLTWater by going to the New Connections page. Property owners that are more than 1,000 feet will need to discuss their interest with the Town of Mint Hill. The Town of Mint Hill would then discuss as part of future project priorities.

 

Water Distribution System Improvements to Serve Stevens Creek Nature Preserve

  • The project is under construction.
  • Install 1,680 linear feet of 8-inch water pipe to serve Mecklenburg County's Stevens Creek Nature Preserve Visitor's Center and eventually serve Charlotte Water's Stevens Creek Lift Station.

 

Other Area Projects in the Design Phase:

  • Irvins Creek Tributary Trunk Sewer – This project will upsize the existing receiving sewer for the Stevens Creek Lift Station which is currently undersized for the lift station capacity.   
  • Stevens Creek Trunk Sewer Phase 2 - This project will extend a portion of Stevens Creek Trunk Sewer Phase 1, further upstream.  It will also decommission two existing neighborhood lift stations improving system reliability and reducing maintenance costs.  The Cheval Lift Station and the Mint Hill Commons Lift Station will be taken offline once the pipeline is activated.       

​From Charlotte Water’s standpoint, these projects are an exciting first step in providing widespread public sewer service to the Goose Creek and Stevens Creek basins.  Charlotte Water has further CIP projects planned in the area to continue to expand the availability of public sewer service.  These projects will assist properties that do not have current access to public sanitary sewer service and may have failing septic systems or properties that are unable to be served by private septic tanks. These projects will also eliminate one small package wastewater treatment facility (Oxford Glen) and two existing neighborhood lift stations which will improve system reliability and reduce ongoing maintenance costs.​

​Property owners will be notified in advance. 

Stevens Creek Trunk Sewer Phase 1 = To Be Determined

Stevens Creek Lift Station, Force Main, Gravity Sewer = To Be Determined

Watermain to Serve Stevens Creek Nature Preserve = To Be Determined​​​

 

 Project contacts

Stevens Creek Construction Project Map