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.

  • Soil Samples - East Coast Drilling & Blasting will drill in easement to investigate soil and rock conditions in March 20th through April 16th along alignment. Each location may take approximately 30 minutes.​
  • Clearing  – Trees, shrubs, bushes and other vegetation within the construction easement area will be removed.
  • Pipe delivery and storage – Pipe is delivered and stored within the construction easements.​
  • Establishing a safe work zone – Fencing will be put in place and pipe will be stabilized to prevent it from moving.​
  • Trench digging​
  • 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 within the easements and road right-of-way.

​​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