Projects

​Water​ Oak Storm Drainage Improvement Project

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Update
11/7/2018

Check out the lastest Public Meeting Presentation from the October 23, 2018 meeting. 

10/12/2018

​Join us 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 23 for a public meeting to discuss the proposed improvements and begin the easement acquisition phase. Meeting will be held at the Joppa Masonic Lodge at 500 North Sharon Amity Road. See you there!​

This meeting also serves as a public notice​ to acquire an easement in the FEMA floodplain. 

​Overview

The Water Oak Storm Drainage Improvement Project goal is to reduce street and structure flooding throughout the neighborhood. ​ The project is located within a drainage area of approximately 115 acres.

Estimated Cost: $7,400,000*

*includes all costs associated with this project such as planning and design, utility relocation, consultant fees, permits, construction, and landscaping.

The project team will manage the project through several phases. Specific work is conducted during each phase and general descriptions with timeframes are below. Public involvement is emphasized throughout the process.

​Map

​Schedu​le

  
  
  
PlanningCOMPLETEDJanuary 2014
DesignIN PROGRESS
PermittingTBD
Property Easement/AcquisitionTBD
BidTBD
ConstructionTBDMarch 2022
WarrantyTBD

Project Team

Matthew Anderson, PE
Project Manager
704-336-7923
MAnderson@CharlotteNC.gov

Doug Lozner, PE 
Watershed Area Manager
704-432-0964 
DLozner@CharlotteNC.gov

Matthew Gustis, PE
Engineering Program Manager
704-336-6183 
MGustis@CharlotteNC.gov

​Mul​timedia

​Doc​uments

  
  
Water Oak Public Meeting Presentation October 2018.pdfWater Oak Public Meeting Presentation October 2018
Water Oak Public Notice October 2018.pdfWater Oak Public Notice October 2018
Water Oak October 2018 Mailer.pdfWater Oak October 2018 Mailer
Water Oak June 2017 Mailer.pdfWater Oak June 2017 Mailer
Water Oak October 2016 Mailer.pdfWater Oak October 2016 Mailer
Water Oak December 2015 Mailer.pdfWater Oak December 2015 Mailer
Water Oak August 2015 Mailer.pdfWater Oak August 2015 Mailer
Water Oak April 2015 Mailer.pdfWater Oak April 2015 Mailer
Water Oak December 2014 Mailer.pdfWater Oak December 2014 Mailer
Water Oak August 2014 Mailer.pdfWater Oak August 2014 Mailer
Water Oak April 2014 Mailer.pdfWater Oak April 2014 Mailer
Water Oak December 2013 Mailer.pdfWater Oak December 2013 Mailer
Water Oak December 2013.pdfWater Oak December 2013
Water Oak Public Meeting Minutes December 2013.pdfWater Oak Public Meeting Minutes December 2013
Water Oak Public Meeting Presentation December 2013.pdfWater Oak Public Meeting Presentation December 2013
Water Oak October 2013 Mailer.pdfWater Oak October 2013 Mailer
Water Oak June 2013 Mailer.pdfWater Oak June 2013 Mailer
Water Oak February 2013 Mailer.pdfWater Oak February 2013 Mailer
Water Oak Public Meeting Records January 2013.pdfWater Oak Public Meeting Records January 2013
Water Oak January 2013 Mailer.pdfWater Oak January 2013 Mailer
Water Oak Public Meeting January 2013 Map.pdfWater Oak Public Meeting January 2013 Map
Water Oak Public Meeting Presentation January 2013.pdfWater Oak Public Meeting Presentation January 2013
Water Oak November 2012 Mailer.pdfWater Oak November 2012 Mailer
Water Oak July 2012 Mailer.pdfWater Oak July 2012 Mailer

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Project Phases  

​​Planning
Survey crews document the existing drainage system and surrounding areas. The project team uses this information, along with property owner input and requests for service, to analyze existing drainage system conditions. Staff hosts a public meeting to present the existing conditions analysis and obtain additional input from property owners. Several improvement alternatives are then developed and evaluated to determine the most economical and least impactful solution. The project team presents the recommended alternative to property owners for input at a public meeting at the end of this phase. This phase typically lasts 12 to 27 months.

Design
The project team develops detailed construction drawings for the selected alternative, addressing pipe sizes and alignments, drainage channel widths, utility relocations and easement locations. A project team member may meet with individual property owners to discuss the drainage system improvements and how construction will impact specific properties. The project team hosts a public meeting to present the preliminary design plan, which illustrates specific improvements to properties, and begin the easement acquisition process. This phase typically lasts 21 to 34 months.

​Permitting
The project team obtains required Federal and State water quality permits and other necessary permits, such as permission to work within railroad and NCDOT rights-of-way, as necessary. This phase typically lasts 3 to 9 months and will overlap with the Design Phase.

Property Easement/Acquisition
Staff works with property owners to acquire ​​temporary or permanent easements. Easements provide permission for Storm Water Services to access the property, construct the recommended improvement and provide future maintenance. This phase typically lasts 9 to 12 months and will overlap with the Design Phase.

Bid
A competitive bidding process is held to select a qualified contractor to construct the project. By state law, the lowest responsible bidder is awarded the construction contract. This phase typically lasts 7 to 8 months.

Construction
Throughout construction, the project team works to minimize disruption to property owners. The Storm Water Services construction inspector serves as the main point of contact for residents. Notifications of key construction dates will be communicated to residents prior to construction.  This phase varies, depending on the specific project, but typically lasts up to two years.

Warranty
The construction contract includes a warranty guaranteeing materials and workmanship for one year from the date of completion. The construction inspector conducts 6- and 11-month inspections during the warranty period. Upon notification, the contractor must repair defective items at no additional cost.