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Posted on: January 13, 2022

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Project South

The County, the City, and the Town of Grover have long recognized the need for sewer capacity along the I-85 corridor and believe that the best alternative to provide sewer service to the I-85 corridor is to develop a regional approach to solving the problem of needed sewer capacity.  Joel E. Wood & Associates, PLLC, the engineer for the City, and TGS Engineers, Inc. have assisted the County, City and Town of Grover in seeking a regional solution to the problem of limited wastewater collection and treatment capacity in the southwest portion of the County.  After reviewing various alternatives, the group believes the best alternative is to provide a stand-alone wastewater collection and treatment facility in the service area that can meet the current and long-term needs for wastewater collection and treatment.  The plan would provide a major collection line to provide gravity sewer service along the I-85 corridor from Kings Mountain (Exit 8) to the Town of Grover and construct a new 4.0 million gallon per day wastewater treatment facility that can be expanded to 6.0 million gallons per day.  

A community meeting was held February 8 approximately 100 residents within the project area attended. During the meeting the overall project scope was presented and the residents had opportunity to asked questions.  

Below are some of the frequently asked questions:

Q.   Why do you need the area near the creek, why not just put it in the road right

        of way?

A.    To be able to serve the area with gravity sewer, the collection lines must be  installed at the lowest point possible point along natural  

        contours while maintaining proper distance from stream buffers and flood plains. 

 

Q.   What happens if there is a break or a spill?

A.    If a break or spill occurs, it is isolated by the City’s maintenance staff and  vacuum trucks are used to clean up the spill. In the case of a break, the flow is rerouted around the break with portable emergency pumps (owned by the City) that can pump the wastewater around the break.   The break will then be repaired and normal use of the line restored. 

 

Q.    How tall will the manholes be above grade?

A.    Approximately 12” above grade to the lid.  

 

Q.    Where will the vent piping be located? 

A.     Vent, if needed, will be attached to the manhole, and shall extend no less than  24” above grade.

 

Q.    How wide is a typical sewer line easement?

A.    A permanent 30-foot wide easement is the typical permanent easement for gravity  sewer lines with an additional 20-foot wide “Temporary Construction Easement” that will revert to the   property owner after the construction process is completed. 

Q.    Will there be odor associated with the sewer line and manholes?

A.    Typically there is minimal or no odor associated with gravity sewer lines, 

        and force mains.

 

Q.    Water Quality concerns for livestock and people living along the creek?

A.    Gravity sewer lines will be located outside of a 50-foot buffer from the center of creeks and outside the 100 year flood plain. 

 

Q.    Why do you need the area near the creek, why not just put it in the road right

        of way?

A.    To be able to serve the area with gravity sewer, the collection lines must be  installed at the lowest point possible point along natural  

        contours while maintaining proper distance from stream buffers and flood plains. 

 

Q.   What happens if there is a break or a spill?

A.    If a break or spill occurs, it is isolated by the City’s maintenance staff and  vacuum trucks are used to clean up the spill. In the case of a break, the flow is rerouted around the break with portable emergency pumps (owned by the City) that can pump the wastewater around the break.   The break will then be repaired and normal use of the line restored. 

 

Q.    How tall will the manholes be above grade?

A.    Approximately 12” above grade to the lid.  

 

Q.    Where will the vent piping be located? 

A.    Vent, if needed, will be attached to the manhole, and shall extend no less than  24” above grade.

 

Q.   How wide is a typical sewer line easement?

A.    A permanent 30-foot wide easement is the typical permanent easement for gravity  sewer lines with an additional 20-foot wide “Temporary Construction Easement” that will revert to the 

       property owner after the construction process is completed.

 

Q.    Will there be odor associated with the sewer line and manholes?

A.    Typically there is minimal or no odor associated with gravity sewer lines, 

        and force mains.

 

Q.    Water Quality concerns for livestock and people living along the creek?

A.    Gravity sewer lines will be located outside of a 50-foot buffer from the center of creeks and outside the 100 year flood plain. 

 

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