Utility Planning

Water System Master Plan

In 2014 the City retained the services of Hazen to build a hydraulic model of its water distribution system. The model includes all City-owned water mains in Henderson County as well as in the Town of Laurel Park.

Hazen and Sawyer recently completed a Water System Master Plan project that used a new model to plan capital improvement projects to the year 2040, in order to eliminate existing deficiencies and supply water to projected growth areas. Two versions of this plan are provided below - one with larger figures and one without.

REVISED FINAL Hendersonville Water System Master Plan Report - June 2018 (Complete)

REVISED FINAL Hendersonville Water System Master Plan Report - June 2018 (Complete with Large Figures)

Sanitary Sewer Asset Inventory and Assessment

In 2017 and 2018, Black & Veatch worked with the City of Hendersonville to perform its Sanitary Sewer Asset Inventory and Assessment, which will serve as the City's sanitary sewer master plan document. The master plan provides a roadmap to maintain, improve, and expand its collection system so that the City can operate a great utility for all its current and future customers. The Sanitary Sewer Asset Inventory and Assessment includes a condition assessment of the sewer collection system, development and calibration of a dynamic hydraulic model, flow projections from the service area through 2040, hydraulic capacity assessment of the sewer system, and finally, the development of a risk-based, prioritized capital improvement program (CIP).

FINAL Sanitary Sewer Asset Inventory and Assessment including Appendix - March 2019

Process Capacity Assessment and Plant Expansion Addendum - April 2019

Prioritization Risk Scoring Map - March 2019

Recommended Improvement Projects Map - March 2019

Solids Management Plan Evaluation

Solids Management Plan Evaluation

The City of Hendersonville owns and operates water and wastewater treatment facilities that serve the residents of the City and many of the outlying areas within Henderson County, NC. The City’s water and wastewater treatment facilities currently produce dewatered residual products from both treatment processes, which are currently disposed of at nearby solid waste landfills. This evaluation reviewed current solids management strategies and potential improvements to solids management at both facilities.

In addition, the Plan was selected for the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina 2022 Grand Award for Engineering Excellence. 

Strategic Plan

Hendersonville Water and Sewer engaged Fountainworks, a consultancy with extensive experience advising public sector organizations, to develop a Strategic Plan for our department. This plan articulates our core identity, strengthens our purpose, and identifies several high-level strategic focus areas for the utility.

City Council adopted the Strategic Plan on April 7, 2022. 

Wastewater Treatment Facility Master Plan

Wastewater Treatment Facility Master Plan (under development)

The Wastewater Treatment Facility Master Plan will identify improvements and expansions to the City's treatment facility over a 20-year planning period (2040) to ensure that the facility is reliably maintained and expanded to meet projected growth demands. The primary components of the Plan include: 

  • Condition assessments of existing infrastructure and major process equipment, including mechanical systems, electrical systems, structures, and communications networks.
  • Review and evaluation of each treatment process for capacity, reliability and redundancy, potential capacity re-rating, future expansion, or recommendation for new facilities.
  • Recommended facility improvements including project descriptions, capital and O&M costs, and project prioritization in 5-year planning increments for 2020, 2025, 2030, 2035, and 2040.
  • Present worth analyses for each of the recommended improvements and 5-year planning increments for use in establishing capital improvement project budgets.