Little Sugar Creek Tributary Candlewood Drive and Edgewater Drive Wastewater Pipe Replacement


Project phase


 Project updates

  • Construction start: November 1, 2019
  • Construction completion: Nine months after construction starts
  • Normal work hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
    • The contractor will work nights and weekends only as needed.
  • The construction area will be beside the Little Sugar Creek behind Candlewood Drive (at Rosecrest Drive) and Edgewater Drive cul-de-sac.
  • This gravity sewer line serves homes and businesses located in the Starmount area of Charlotte.
  • Photobookof water and wastewater construction
  • What to expect during construction​
  • Updates will be posted on this website and NextDoor.

What to Expect:

  • Clearing – Trees, shrubs, bushes and other vegetation within the construction easement area will be removed. Tree stumps will be flush with the ground. Debris will be transported off-site. When and where possible, trees are preserved along the edge of the permanent easement.
  • Pipe delivery and storage – Pipe is delivered and stored within the construction easements along the creek.
  • Establishing a safe work zone – Fencing will be put in place and pipe will be stabilized to prevent it from moving.
  • Trench digging
  • Tunneling under major roads
  • Placing pipe and backfilling
  • Underground rock blasting to install the pipe. Residents may hear a warning horn just prior to the blast. The area will be monitored with seismographs to gauge earth vibration levels as required. Blasting is a standard construction procedure and all safety precautions will be taken.
  • Construction traffic (excavators, dump trucks) along the creek, within the easements or road right-of-way.


  • The gravity sewer serves residences and businesses within Starmount behind Candlewood Drive, Rosecrest Drive, Wisteria Drive, and Edgewater Drive, within City Council District 6.
  • In order to address capacity concerns, the project will replace the existing 8-inch pipe with a 15-inch pipe near the existing wastewater pipe beside Little Sugar Creek Tributary.
  • To design the optimal route for this project, engineers have taken many factors into account including engineering specifications, human and environmental impacts, regulatory requirements, and budget.
  • When finished, this project will provide increased wastewater capacity for current and future needs and protect the water quality in area creeks.

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

​$3.5 Million