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.
This project includes the replacement of approximately 4,000 linear feet of 12-inch gravity sanitary sewer and 600 linear feet of 8-inch gravity sewer serving the customers located in the Stevens Creek Basin in the Town of Mint Hill. This project includes the elimination of two small sanitary sewer lift stations.
- Construction start: January 2021
- Construction completion: September 2021
- Normal work hours: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
- 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.
- Updates will be posted on this website and Nextdoor.
What to expect
Construction can be loud, dirty, and inconvenient. Crews will be using large excavators and storing materials on construction easements.
- Clearing – Trees, shrubs, bushes and other vegetation within the construction easement area will be mulched or removed.
- Pipe delivery and storage – Pipes and other equipment are 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.
Customers may feel a rumble occasionally between 9 am and 4 pm.
- Crews may remove rock formations by blasting or rock hammers.
- Property owners within the 500-foot radius of blast sites were contacted.
- Blasting is a standard construction procedure and all safety precautions will be taken.
- Residents may hear a warning horn and feel a slight vibration or rumble similar to a slammed door or thunder.
Construction traffic (excavators, dump trucks) in the easements and road right-of-way. Once the pipe is installed near your property, you may continue to see construction traffic along the easements until the pipe is tested, manholes are adjusted, and restoration is complete.