ETOWAH AREA WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS:
This project will include the installation of approximately 14,000-ft. of 12-inch ductile iron water main from the proposed booster pumping station to be located adjacent to Morgan Rd. in the Etowah area. This new pump station will lift water up to the 500,000-gallon storage tank to be located on Little Mountain off of Drexel Rd. These improvements should allow the City to remove several hydropnuematic pump stations currently boosting water pressure at some of the higher elevations of the City's water system in the Etowah area.
Engineer: Black & Veatch
Contractor: Cooper Construction Company
FRENCH BROAD RIVER RAW WATER PUMP STATION AND INTAKE, PHASE 2:
This second phase complements the Phase 1 pipeline (completed - May 2011) and will consist of an intake and raw water pumping station located adjacent to the French Broad River; tentatively scheduled for construction in 2019.
Engineer: Black & Veatch
MULTI-AREA STREAMBANK SRESTORATION AND STABILIZATION:
Each of the City's past stream restoration projects have incorporated bioengineering practices using native riparian vegetation. This natural approach restored the ecological and hydrological balance of the stream by utilizing structurally sound, economically feasible and ecologically sustainable methods. The restoration methods used included bank shaping and planting; construction of riffles and pools; installation of rock vanes and vegetation geolifts; the reestablishment of riparian buffer; and the use of native vegetation. City crews have identified sixteen (16) new problem areas that are in need of streambank restoration. These proposed sites are listed below:
• Cherry Branch Streambank Restoration • Comet Drive Streambank Restoration
• Meadowbrook Terrace Streambank Restoration • Mud Creek Streambank Restoration - Completed
• The Oaks Streambank Restoration • Haywood Townes Drive Streambank Restoration
• Brittain Creek Streambank Restoration and Stormwater Wetland • Maple Street Streambank Restoration
• Allen Branch and Clear Creek Streambank Restoration • Lakewood Road Streambank Restoration
• Allen Branch Streambank Restoration • Jordan Street Streambank Restoration
• Wash Creek Streambank Restoration • Fitzsimmons Street Streambank Restoration
• Spartanburg Highway Streambank Restoration
The City has received a 20-year $2,982,484 state revolving loan (no interest) in order to restore these sites and to preserve the integrity of the City's sewer infrastructure adjacent to these locations. This project will restore approximately 11,000-linear feet of streambank along these 15-sites.
Engineer: Wildlands Engineering
Contractor: Baker Grading and Landscaping, Inc.
NORTHSIDE WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS (FLETCHER AREA)
Water service in the Fletcher (Northside) area will be improved by creating a new pressure zone with a new ground storage tank at a higher elevation and a water booster station to feed the new ground storage tank. This ground storage tank is to be constructed adjacent to the existing ground storage tank with a new overflow elevation of 2,375 feet and a capacity of 1.0 million gallons (MG). The ground storage tank will be served by a water booster station, which will be constructed south of the US 25 and Howard Gap Road intersection. The 1,750 gpm (gallons per minute) water booster station will fill the tank during off-peak hours and provide additional flow during peak demands. The construction of the water booster station will include approximately 1,500 linear feet of 12-inch water main to serve as suction and discharge piping between the proposed water booster station and the existing 16-inch water main on US 25.
Engineer: McKim & Creed
Contractor: M.B. Kahn Construction