Current Projects


The City of Hendersonville has undertaken a project to restore approximately 11,000 linear feet of streambanks throughout the area, which will protect existing infrastructure while improving stream health and water quality. The purpose of the project is to help promote stormwater quality measures, improve the overall health of Mud Creek - an impaired water and to protect existing property and infrastructure from further streambank erosion. A map of the proposed project area is provided here.

In order to successfully complete the project, the City is seeking participation from affected landowners and will require some conservation easements. This will ensure that the significant project investment is protected for years to come.

We are hosting an open house for interested residents to drop in for questions and information regarding this streambank restoration project. The open house will be on August 24th from 5:00-7:30pm (drop-in) at City Operations, 305 Williams Street, Hendersonville NC 28792. The open house is the public's best opportunity to learn about the project, provide feedback to the design team and ask questions before plans are finalized. Please feel free to contact Brent Detwiler at (828) 697-3060 with any questions.

Engineer: Wildlands Engineering

Spring 2016 Application for Funding

March 2017 Final Engineering Report

Existing Streambank Erosion Photos

Previous Streambank Stabilization Project Photos

Construction Schedule: To Be Determined

Project GIS Map



The City of Hendersonville is completing the design of a new sidewalk along portions of North Main Street and Ochlawaha Drive. The project will include a pedestrian bridge across Mud Creek. This sidewalk project will provide additional pedestrian connectivity and access from residential and commercial areas to the Oklawaha Greenway. A map of the proposed sidewalk project area is provided here.

Engineer: Mattern & Craig

Site Map

Progress Photos

Preliminary Contract Drawings

Invitation to Bid

Initial Bid Results

Final Bid Results, Bid Tabulation and Engineer's Recommendation Letter

Construction Schedule: To Be Determined



The City of Hendersonville opened sealed formal Bids, from the previously prequalified bidders only, at 2:30 pm on June 20th, 2017 for the furnishing of materials, labor, and equipment for the construction of the City of Hendersonville Water Treatment Plant High Service Pump Replacement project in the City Operations Center, 305 Williams Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.  The project consists of the replacement of the four (4) existing high service pumps with two (2) new 600 horsepower and two (2) new 400 horsepower vertical turbine high service pumps; structural modifications to the existing high service pump equipment pads to accept the new vertical turbine pumps; replacement of the existing high service pump soft starters with new variable frequency drives (VFDs); installation of new split system air conditioning units and ductwork in the existing electrical building; installation of a new exhaust fan and louvers in the existing high service pump building; and hardwiring and installation of all electrical and controls hardware associated with the new pumps and VFDs.

Engineer: McKim & Creed

Contract Drawings and Bidding Documents

Invitation to Bid

Addendum No. 1 (Issued May 26, 2017)

Addendum No. 2 (Issued June 8, 2017)

Addendum No. 3 (Issued June 14, 2017)

Initial Bid Results

Final Bid Results, Bid Tabulation and Engineer's Recommendation Letter

Final Executed Contract Documents

Construction Schedule: To Be Determined



The City of Hendersonville hosted a public information drop-in on Tuesday, May 16th so that residents could learn more about the ongoing environmental assessment in the area and to present their questions individually to officials of the City, Hart & Hickman (the City’s consulting contractor), and officials of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Pre-Regulatory Landfill Program concerning the status and activity of site testing in the area of east Green Meadows. Existing documents that have been produced to date can be found at here or hardcopies are available at the Operations Center. Hart and Hickman submitted a final report and it was accepted by DEQ on August 31, 2017. A summary of the report findings is provided below:

Previous remedial investigation assessment activities indicated that the former Mud Creek Dump includes two discrete areas of waste disposal.  The June 2016 waste disposal delineation activities defined the horizontal extent of buried debris associated with the Southern Waste Disposal Area.  However, results of waste disposal delineation activities in the Northern Waste Disposal Area indicated that buried waste may extend beneath off-Site properties located west-southwest of the Site along Martin Circle and Lincoln Circle (see Figures 1 and 2).  Therefore, the City’s consultant conducted additional remedial investigation assessment activities to:

•    Further define the horizontal extent of buried waste west-southwest of the Northern Waste Disposal Area,
•    Evaluate the potential presence of landfill gasses, and
•    Determine the thickness of soil cover overlying buried material within the extent of the previously delineated Southern Waste Disposal Area and laboratory analysis of the soil chemistry.

Results of additional waste boundary delineation assessment activities indicate the horizontal extent of buried material associated with the Northern Waste Disposal Area has been adequately delineated.  Based on results of the waste disposal delineation activities, the Northern Waste Disposal Area encompasses an area of approximately 11.6 acres (see Figure 3).  Buried waste is located primarily in wooded areas between Mud Creek and residential properties located west of the Site.  However, buried waste associated with the Mud Creek Dump extends onto limited private properties located along Martin Circle and Lincoln Circle. Laboratory analysis of soil cuttings from these borings indicate the presence of petroleum related compounds.  These types of compounds are typically not associated with landfill activities and may be associated with a home heating oil release.  However, this has not been confirmed.

Borings were advanced at ten locations in the Northern and Southern Waste Disposal Areas; however, due to shallow groundwater only two locations  (GP-6 and GP-8 located in the Northern Waste Disposal Area as shown on Figure 4) met the criteria for installing landfill gas probes. Results of the landfill gas evaluation indicate relatively low levels of landfill gases and methane was not detected at either location.

In the Southern Waste Disposal Area a total of 33 soil borings were advanced until waste was encountered.  As shown on Figure 6, the thickness of the soil cover ranged from 0.2 to 2.5 ft., with small pieces of debris, including metal and glass, present on the surface of the baseball field and grassy area outside the outfield fence.  Laboratory analytical results of soil samples collected from the borings did not exceed NCDEQ cleanup criteria and/or naturally occurring concentrations in North Carolina soils.  However, due to the presence of exposed debris and the thin layer of soil cover over the buried debris, additional clean soil cover should be added to this area.

The City is in the process of working with DEQ to establish the next phase in the Mud Creek Dump Investigation. This phase will take six to eight months to complete and will consist of:

•    Surface water and sediment sampling
•    Soil cover evaluation
•    Groundwater assessment 
•    Waste characterization and below waste soil sampling
•    Wetlands delineation and jurisdictional determination of wetlands/waterways
•    Waste volume estimation

The City will be in touch with residents as the next phase of the project moves forward.