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Water & Sewer Capital Improvement

Water & Sewer Capital Improvement

What is the Public Works Capital Improvement Program?

The adopted six-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is largely based on the Comprehensive Water and Wastewater Master Plan completed and approved by the Board of County Commissioners in December 2011. The comprehensive plan provides a 20-year projection of system needs based on current population growth trends (2.4% during the planning window), population distribution trends and historical demand data, among a number of other factors. The adopted CIP addresses the water and wastewater system needs for improvement, expansion, maintenance, rehabilitation and renewal. The CIP plan strives to strike a balance between the system expansion needs and the ongoing maintenance needs, while ensuring the capacity and affordability of the system.

What infrastructure and facilities are part of the Capital Improvements Program?

Below is a list of current infrastructure projects part of the CIP" then put a link to the PDF of the spreadsheet.

FY 16 CIP Project List

Short Water Line Extension Project

The Union County Board of Commissioners adopted an annual program to allow Union County Public Works to extend water service and provide an environmental benefit to citizens in Union County. The program started July 1, 2012 and recurs July 1 of each year pending program funding and Board approval. Union County Public Works will offer a limited number of property owners funding assistance for residential and non-residential short water line extensions.

Funding assistance will be limited and will apply to the first 1,000 linear feet of pipeline needed to connect to the County water system. If more than 1,000 linear feet of pipeline is required for the connection, it will be paid by the property owner except in situations where a documented health hazard exist. All property owners who participate in this program will also be responsible for payment of tap, capacity and meter installation fees.

For more information on the Short Water Line Extension Program contact the Engineering Division at 704-296-4240.

Due to an extensive backlog, Union County is not accepting new applications at this time. We are currently evaluating potential improvements and will notify residents when the program resumes.

Where can I view the County's capital improvement projects?

You can view an interactive map of County water, sewer, and building initiatives by clicking here.

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Contact Information

John Shutak
CIP Program Manager
Phone: 704-283-3651

Scott Huneycutt, PE
Engineering Division Director
Phone: 704-296-4211

About Capital Improvement

The Engineering Division of Public Works is responsible for the management and implementation of those capital improvement projects necessary to maintain and expand our water and wastewater utility system to meet the current and future needs of our customers.

Union County Public Works funds the capital improvement program from rates and fees charged to our customers. Our current capital improvement program was developed from those projects identified in the 2011 Water and Sewer Master Plan approved by the Board of County Commissioners which includes those improvement necessary to assure sufficient system capacity to serve future development, such as water and wastewater treatment plants and major transmission lines.