Steele Creek Wastewater Pipe Project


Project phase


 Project updates

  • Crews will add new wastewater pipe beside Steele Creek from the north of Westinghouse Boulevard to the south of Carowinds Boulevard.
  • Construction started in mid-July 2019 and is scheduled to be in service by late spring 2021.
  • Pipe sizes will range from 24 to 36 inches in diameter
  • The project will remove some pipes that cross over Steele Creek.
  • Normal work hours: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • 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 removed and holes filled. Debris will be transported off-site.
  • 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 Steele Creek wastewater pipe will serve a growing area of southwest Mecklenburg County.​

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

$12.4 M