A high-capacity wastewater pump station in a significant suburban growth area
An expanding community is outgrowing its infrastructure, and our job was to design a bigger pumping station to serve that community’s needs. Located on the North Carolina/South Carolina state line, the existing pumping station is undersized for current development and flows—so it wouldn’t be able to keep up with growth.
Starting with a preliminary engineering report, we explored a range of alternatives that considered lifecycle costs, expected useful lives of components, maintenance, public perception, and environmental impacts. The research done, we contributed planning, modeling, survey, design, permitting, easements, and construction administration to replace and relocate the Clems Branch pump station with a new 4 MGD (millions of gallons per day) pumping station.
Construction begins in 2018, and when it’s complete, the Clems Branch pump station, gravity sewer, and force main will include a wastewater grinder, a triplex submersible pumping station with a 16-foot by 16-foot wet well, a force main, an emergency bypass pumping connection, a magnetic flow meter, odor control, a pump control building, a spill detention basin, a gravity sewer extension, a generator, and electrical/SCADA.
And the result? Infrastructure that can support the growing communities in Charlotte’s expanding suburbs.
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