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Carpenter Elevated Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation Project

Overview: Constructed in the early 2000's, the Carpenter elevated water storage tank is located at 3800 NC 55 Hwy on a one-acre property located in the historic Carpenter area. For the last two decades, the Carpenter tank was the sole water storage tank in the Western Pressure Zone, up until recently when construction of the Good Hope Water Storage Tank just up the road was completed. This project will provide for the cleaning, repair, repainting and application of protective coatings to the Carpenter elevated water storage tank among other improvements to the tank.

When complete, this project will help maintain system pressure, reduce the demands on transmission mains during peak flow conditions, and provide reserve capacity during fire fighting or system maintenance activities.

Status Update, Summer 2020: The design of the project is complete and the project is currently advertised for bids. Construction is expected to begin late 2020 and be completed by mid 2021.

Contact
Alex Lopez, PE
Inside the Town of Cary: Dial 311
Outside the Town of Cary: Dial (919) 469-4000
Direct Line: (919) 469-7817
alex.lopez@townofcary.org

Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility - Phase 3 Expansion (CAWTF)

Overview: This project provides for the engineering evaluation, analysis, design and construction for future expansion and improvements of the Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility beyond its current capacity of 40 million gallons per day (MGD), and to maintain adequate infrastructure. According to a preliminary engineering report completed in April 2010, the most cost-effective expansion would increase the CAWTF capacity to 56 MGD. Design and permitting of the project were completed in January 2014.

Schedule: Project completed in fall 2018.

Status: This project is being completed with two construction contracts. There is a contractor completing improvements to the systems at the CAWTF site. This work includes expansion of the administration building and the various water treatment processes necessary to produce 56 MGD of treated drinking water.

A separate contractor completed the expansion of the raw water intake structures and pump station at Jordan Lake. To meet the increased water demands, new pumps and larger intake structures are required. This portion of the project was completed in summer 2016.

Cary Apex Water Treatment Plant Phase 3 Expansion Document

Contact
Betsy Drake, PE
(919) 481-5093
betsy.drake@townofcary.org

Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility-Phase 3A Improvements

Overview: The Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility (CAWTF) uses concrete process basins with ancillary electrical and mechanical equipment for core treatment processes. This project provides funding for the restoration of the plant’s original and Phase I expansion process basins and equipment which date to 1993 and 2001, respectively. Routine wear and tear on the process basin infrastructure results in the need for periodic restoration and rehabilitation. This project will also study the potential benefits of converting the existing chemical filtration process to a biological filtration process. A potential benefit of biofiltration is reduced operational costs for water treatment. This project also provides funding for an additional clear well at the CAWTF.

Schedule: Work by consultants on a study and preliminary engineering report is underway and is anticipated to be complete in spring 2019. 

Contact
Betsy Drake, P.E.
(919) 481-5093
betsy.drake@townofcary.org

Cary/Raleigh Water Supply Interconnection Project, Phase III--Crossroads Emergency Interconnection Project

Overview: The City of Raleigh and the Town of Cary have developed a mutual aid agreement that includes providing interconnections between the two water systems at strategic locations with the capability to move water in both directions. This regional approach to contingency planning will provide both municipalities with additional options in the event of a drought, unexpected issues at a treatment plant, or any other single point vulnerability along a transmission line. The Town already has a similar agreement and interconnections with the City of Durham.

The first phases of the project were completed in the summer of 2015. They included the transfer of the Holly Springs Rd. water line from Raleigh to Cary and modifications at the Town's Trinity Road Booster Pump Station. The second phase of the project created an interconnection along Globe Road where the two water systems are near one another. The second phase was completed in Winter 2020. 

This third phase of the project originally provided for the design and construction of a 3.1 million gallon ground storage tank, related booster pump station, and interconnections with the City of Raleigh to be located in the vicinity of the Crossroads shopping center.  Although the tank construction will not be moving forward at this time, interconnect work is planned for Jones Franklin Road, Tryon Road and Holly Springs Road 

Schedule Update, Fall 2020: Construction contracts have been executed.  A remote preconstruction meeting will be held in early October.  Construction, which includes a small pump station, is expected to start in January 2021 and last approximately 18 months. 

Contact
Brian Drake, PE
Inside the Town of Cary: Dial 311
Outside the Town of Cary: Dial (919) 469-4000
Direct Line: (919) 462-3836
brian.drake@townofcary.org

Critical Water Line Location Project

Overview: In 2016, the Town established a five-year project to improve locating, mapping and inspection of water system infrastructure in critical water transmission corridors. The corridors selected have older, non-metallic water lines, which can be difficult to locate, and serve large residential and commercial areas. 

The corridor for FY 2019 is SE Maynard Road from Walnut Street west to East Chatham Street.

Past corridors include:

  • Kildaire Farm Road from SE Maynard Road to Tryon Road
  • Holly Springs Road from Jones Franklin Road to High Ridge Drive
  • Walnut Street from Buck Jones Road to Cary Towne Boulevard

Schedule: Work for the FY 2019 corridor, SE Maynard Road from Walnut Street north to East Chatham Street, begins Monday, July 30 and is expected to be complete in eight weeks. 

Contact
Matt Wetherell
(919) 469-4394
matt.wetherell@townofcary.org

Good Hope Church Rd. Water Storage Tank

Overview: The Good Hope Church Rd. Water Storage Tank Project consists of a 2 million gallon elevated water storage tank and pump station located near the intersection of NC Highway 55 and Good Hope Church Road. In order to distribute the water from the tank and strengthen the piping network, water lines along NC 55, Jenks Road, Hortons Creek Road and other locations will be installed. In addition, the pressure zone boundary between the western and central pressure zones has been modified.

When completed, the Good Hope Church Road Water Tank will provide additional storage for the water system, help maintain system pressure, reduce the demand on the transmission mains during peak flow conditions, and provide reserve capacity during firefighting or system maintenance activities. The pump station will allow water transfers to the central pressure zone where demand is greater. The pressure zone modifications will maximize operational efficiency and have already increased water pressure for more than 6,000 properties.  

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Schedule

Tank: Construction is on schedule and the new facility will be operational by fall 2019. While the tank itself has been complete for a few months, the electrical and instrumentation work inside the pump station is ongoing. The final phase of the project will include the site work such as paving the driveway, installing fencing and beautifying the site with plantings. 

Pressure Zone: Beginning summer 2017, incremental sections of neighborhoods along the Davis Drive corridor and westward to NC 55 (defined by the shaded areas in the map above) were transitioned from the current western pressure zone to the central pressure zone. This change resulted in an increase of approximately 40 pounds per square inch (psi) in the municipal water pressure throughout the designated area. The final areas consisting of Preston Village, Heritage Pines and surrounding neighborhoods were returned to the central pressure zone April 9, 2019. 

Contact
Robert Hirt, PE
(919) 481-5099
robert.hirt@townofcary.org

Holt Road to Davis Drive Water Line Connection

An open-house style information session was held Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility.  Members of the community attended to learn more about the project, including planned start and end dates for the construction.

Overview: The Holt Road water line will close the gap left by previous developments on two large diameter water lines at Westhigh Street near Davis Drive and along Holt Road east of Montford Hall Court. The primary purpose of this connection is to provide a secondary feed into the southern portion of the central pressure zone (CPZ). This feed will reinforce the reliability of the distribution system in this area of Cary. This project will provide approximately 5,000 feet of 24-inch pipeline along Holt Road, Farm Pond Road and portions of Howell Road and Kenneth Ridge Court.

Schedule Update, Fall 2020: 

Construction is underway.  A jack and bore under Davis Drive and CSX right of way has been completed.  Our contractor, Garney Companies, began installing 24-inch water line on Holt Road (completed) and will continue heading east along Howell (underway), then turn north on Kenneth Ridge (10/7/20-10/16/20), turn east cross lots to Farm Pond Road (10/16/20-10/21/20) where they will install pipe along Farm Pond road (10/22/20-11/13/20) heading east to West High Street (11/16/20-11/18/20). Testing of new line will then occur (11/16/20-12/4/20).  Once testing is acceptable, the final connection at West High Street will be completed (12/7/20).  Driveway replacements and restoration will complete the project (12/8/20-12/28/20).     

 location map

 

Contact 

Brian Drake, PE
Inside the Town of Cary: Dial 311
Outside the Town of Cary: Dial (919) 469-4000
Direct Line: (919) 462-3836

brian.drake@townofcary.org

Jenks-Carpenter/Holt Road Water Line Reinforcement

Overview: The Jenks-Carpenter/Holt Road water line will parallel existing water mains in the central pressure zone (CPZ). The primary purpose of this connection is to provide increased water supply into the southern portion of the CPZ. This feed will reinforce the reliability of the distribution system in this area of Cary. This project will provide approximately 8,000 feet of 30-inch and 36-inch pipeline along NC Highway 55, Lewey Drive, Fryar Creek Drive, Jenks Carpenter Road and Holt Road. 

Schedule Update, Fall 2020: This project is currently in the design and permitting phase. Cary has acquired easements for the project and the project will be submitted to various regulatory agencies for permitting soon. Construction is anticipated to begin summer 2021 and last approximately 18 months.

Contact
Brian Drake, PE
Inside the Town of Cary: Dial 311
Outside the Town of Cary: Dial (919) 469-4000
Direct Line: (919) 462-3836
brian.drake@townofcary.org

 

Kildaire Farm Road Water Line Reinforcement Project

Overview: This project includes the design and construction of approximately 8,500 linear feet of new water line along Kildaire Farm Road between Maynard Road and Queensferry Road. The project also includes installation of a new water line along either Cary Parkway between Kildaire Farm Road and Ridge View Drive or along High Meadows Drive to connect to the Ridgeview water tank located at Ridge View Drive. Water System Master Planning efforts have recommended that the water system in this area be reinforced by adding these additional lines in order to increase and improve transmission capacity to the water system’s Central Pressure Zone.

Status Update, August 2020: Design surveying, utility locating, and geotechnical investigations are ongoing. Preliminary alignment and draft plans are currently being developed. Initial public outreach is complete.

Schedule: Design has begun as of Spring 2020 and construction to begin in 2021.

Contact
Amir Nezarati, PE
(919) 380-4235
amir.nezarati@townofcary.org

Kit Creek Road Water Line Connection

Overview: This project provides for design and construction of a water line connection between the Research Triangle Park (RTP) and the Kitts Creek area of Morrisville. The project includes installation of 2,450 linear feet of 12-inch water line along Kit Creek Road from the entrance of the Biogen facility to Glade Valley Lane. This project will provide a redundant central pressure zone water supply transmission line into both RTP and the Kitts Creek area.

Schedule: Construction is anticipated to begin summer 2020.

Contact
Jamie Bissonnette, PE
(919) 380-2760
jamie.bissonnette@townofcary.org

Maynard Road Elevated Water Storage Tank Rehabilitation Project

Overview: Constructed in 1966, the Maynard Road elevated water storage tank is located at 710 S.E. Maynard Road, a half-acre property across the street from Cary High School. Due to the need for maintenance on the Maynard Tank the Town requested proposals from qualified firms for the evaluation of replacement/rehabilitation options. Subsequent engineering analysis identified the need to maintain and rehabilitate the existing Maynard Tank as well as construct a new elevated water storage tank in the vicinity of Kilmayne Drive (see Kilmayne Drive Elevated Water Storage Tank Project above). When complete, this project will help maintain system pressure, reduce the demands on the transmission mains during peak flow conditions, and provide reserve capacity during fire fighting or system maintenance activities.

Status Update, Summer 2020: The rehabilitation of the tank is complete and the tank has been put back into service. A one-year warranty inspection for the project will occur in fall 2020 and any issues identified during the warranty inspection will be corrected by the contractor, D&M Painting Corp.

Contact
Alex Lopez, PE
Inside the Town of Cary: Dial 311
Outside the Town of Cary: Dial (919) 469-4000
Direct Line: (919) 469-7817
alex.lopez@townofcary.org

Maynard Road Water Line Reinforcement – Southwest Phase II & Sidewalk and Pedestrian Improvements

Overview: A new Maynard Road water line will extend along NW Maynard Road between High House Road and Old Apex Road. This project will create redundancy and improve service in the Town’s existing utility service area and is also an important component of addressing higher water demands created by new development elsewhere in the system, specifically the central pressure zone (CPZ). This project will provide approximately 3,300 feet of 24-inch pipeline along NW Maynard Road. The Sidewalk and Pedestrian Improvements project will install approximately 1,600 feet of sidewalk, starting at Old Apex Road and continuing north to connect to the existing sidewalk approximately 350 feet north of Castalia Drive. The project will also replace all the sidewalk ramps on the northeast side of NW Maynard Road between Old Apex Road and High House Road, bringing them up to present ADA guidelines.

More information on the project can be found here.

Status update, Fall 2020: The project has moved into the easement acquisition phase. Cary has contracted with Telics to begin the acquisition of required easements and rights-of-entry. This phase of the project is anticipated to last for six months, followed by construction in summer 2021.

Contact 
Brian Drake, PE
Inside the Town of Cary: Dial 311
Outside the Town of Cary: Dial (919) 469-4000
Direct Line: (919) 462-3836
brian.drake@townofcary.org

Morrisville Parkway Waterline Connection

Overview: This project provides for the design and construction of a water line extension along Morrisville Parkway to Louis Stephens Drive. The project includes the installation of approximately 820 LF of 16-inch water main along Morrisville Parkway to connect the dead-end line at Valley Side Court. Extension of this line will create a continuous water service loop in the area, and provide greater redundancy within the western pressure zone.

Status Update, Summer 2020: Design for the project is underway. Construction is anticipated to begin winter 2021.

Contact
Alex Lopez, PE
Inside the Town of Cary: Dial 311
Outside the Town of Cary: Dial (919) 469-4000
Direct Line: (919) 469-7817
alex.lopez@townofcary.org

NCDOT U-5700 Airport Blvd Utility Relocation

Overview: The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has funded improvements to Airport Boulevard and I40 interchange.  The Town owns multiple utilities in the impacted areas and is mandated to relocate the utilities to allow for NCDOT proposed construction. The utility relocates will be included as part of the overall NCDOT scope of work when the project is awarded for construction.  

Status update, Fall 2020: Project Plans and Special Provisions have been completed and the overall project was awarded by NCDOT to Zachry Construction. Various utility companies are currently relocating infrastructure. A jack and bore under I40 and the proposed ramp in underway. Rock was encountered installing the casing, slowing the progress. A section of private force main has been relocated by the contractor.  

Contact 
Brian Drake, PE
Inside the Town of Cary: Dial 311
Outside the Town of Cary: Dial (919) 469-4000
Direct Line: (919) 462-3836
brian.drake@townofcary.org

Optimist Farm Road Water Line West

Overview: This project provides for design and construction of approximately 4,300 linear feet of 16-inch water line along Optimist Farm Road running west of West Lake Road to Pierce Olive Road. Installation of this water line segment will provide additional water service capacity to meet periods of peak demand and high firefighting flow and provide water line redundancy to the southeast portion of Cary.

Status Update, Summer 2020: Design for the project is underway. Construction is anticipated to begin fall 2021.

Contact:

Alex Lopez, PE
Inside the Town of Cary: Dial 311
Outside the Town of Cary: Dial (919) 469-4000
Direct Line: (919) 469-7817
alex.lopez@townofcary.org

Plumtree Way Elevated Water Storage Tank Painting Project

Overview:  The painting project is complete, and the water tank is back in service. In February 2019 a one-year warranty inspection was performed to evaluated the condition of the interior and exterior paint and to identify any areas that may need touch up to protect the tank for the next 15-20 years. The inspection identified a couple of small areas on the exterior roof of the tank that needed touch up. Under the warranty, the painting contractor will correct these areas.

Schedule: The painting contractor will hand paint touch up areas on the tank's exterior in spring 2019. Water tank inspections will continue annually to monitor the condition of the tank, ensuring its continued safe storage of drinking water.

Documents:
Plumtree Water Tank Painting Project Fact Sheet

Contact:
Donald Smith
(919) 469-4095
donald.smith@townofcary.org

Raw Water Transmission Parallel Pipeline

Overview: The Raw Water Transmission Parallel Pipeline Project is part of a larger undertaking to expand and improve the Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility. While the water treatment facility is being expanded from 40-MGD to 56-MGD, the addition of this raw waterline is expected to meet the ultimate build-out capacity of the plant. This new raw water transmission main will also provide redundancy should there be a failure or other maintenance activities involving one of the existing raw water pipelines. The project includes installation of 33,000 linear feet of 42-inch pipeline primarily located along US Highway 64 between Jenks Road and Jordan Lake. View the map of the pipeline project.

Schedule: Construction began winter 2018 and is anticipated to be completed winter 2019.

Contact
Betsy Drake, PE
(919) 481-5093
betsy.drake@townofcary.org

Southeast Maynard Road Water Line Reinforcement Project

Overview: This project includes the design and construction of approximately 7,300 linear feet of new water line along Southeast Maynard Road between Kildaire Farm Road and Walnut Street. Water System Master Planning efforts have recommended that the water system in this area be reinforced by adding this additional line in order to increase and improve transmission capacity to the water system’s Central Pressure Zone.

Status update, Fall 2020: Surveying began summer 2018. Design is expected to begin winter 2020 and construction in fall 2021.

Contact
Brian Drake, PE
Inside the Town of Cary: Dial 311
Outside the Town of Cary: Dial (919) 469-4000
Direct Line: (919) 462-3836
brian.drake@townofcary.org

Southwest Cary Parkway Waterline Reinforcement Project

Overview: This project includes the design and construction of approximately 17,200 feet of new water line down SW Cary Parkway between Westhigh Street and Old Apex Road.  Water System Master Planning efforts have recommended that the water system in this area be reinforced by adding this additional line, increasing transmission capacity to the southern portion of the water system’s Central Pressure Zone.

Schedule: The project is currently in design, with construction anticipated to begin in spring 2019.

Contact
Betsy Drake, PE
(919) 481-5093
betsy.drake@townofcary.org

Wimberly Road Water Line and Western Cary Water Main Improvements

Overview: The Wimberly Road water line will ensure adequate water supply in northwest areas of Cary while improving the reliability of the distribution system by providing an additional feed from the water treatment facility. The project includes 8,500 feet of 36-inch pipeline along Wimberly Road between the Cary/Apex Water Treatment Facility (CAWTF) and Green Level West Road. An additional 3,500 feet of 16-inch pipeline will be constructed along Green Level West Road between Green Level Church Road and NC Highway 540. In this same vicinity, 1,900 feet of 12-inch water line will be installed between NC 55 and Roberts Road to maintain water quality and eliminate dead ends.

For similar reasons, the existing water lines to the north along Hortons Creek Road and Highcroft Drive are being connected under NC 540. This 2,100 foot segment will be a 20-inch diameter pipe. In order to move water out of the new Good Hope Tank that is being constructed, 2,900 feet of 16-inch water main will be constructed from Good Hope Church Road to Carpenter Fire Station Road along NC 55.

To increase the resiliency of the overall water distribution system, three emergency connections are being installed along the NC 55 corridor.  These will allow the flow of water from the central pressure zone (east of NC 55) back into the western pressure zone (west of NC 55).  These connections are strategically placed near Jenks Road, Green Hope School Road and Kit Creek Road.  These facilities will be almost entirely below ground and controlled remotely.

The final element of the project is to establish NC 55 as the clear boundary between the pressure zones.  To achieve this and simplify system operations, we will be making modifications to the existing water lines between Jenks Road and Connemara Drive along the NC 55 corridor.  These changes have been designed so that there are no interruptions in water service. Should that change due to unforeseen conditions, property owners will be promptly notified.  As work will be taking place in and around the intersections through this corridor, we urge motorists to be on the lookout for temporary lane closures.

Project Map

Schedule: Construction began in summer 2018 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Contact
Robert Hirt, PE
(919) 481-5099
robert.hirt@townofcary.org