Upper Little Sugar Creek Sewer Replacement

Bilmark Road to Canterwood Drive

Project phase


 Project updates

  • Phase 1 (Wellingford Road to Bilmark Road) is complete
  • Phase 2 & 3 (Bilmark Drive to Canterwood Drive) started construction in March 2021 and will include a stormwater project to replace a culvert at Georgetown Drive at Spring Garden Lane. The crew will start construction at the downstream side near Springview Road and work upstream.
  • Existing pipes that serve the area are sagging which may lead to more odors and overflows. Charlotte Water responded to wastewater overflows in the area in recent years. If you see or suspect an overflow out of a manhole, please call 311.
  • Photobook of water and wastewater construction
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  • Normal work hours: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Updates will be posted on this website and NextDoor.
  • Hidden Valley Water System Improvements

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 removed. Debris will be transported off-site.
  • 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.

Increase capacity and reduce the risk of wastewater overflows in the neighborhood. 

​Properties that will be directly affected by construction have easement agreements that were approved by property owners.​

Phase 1 = $1.28 M
Phase 2 = TBD
​Phase 3 = TBD​​