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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Stormwater Capital Improvement Projects Achieve Significant Milestones, Look Toward Future Projects

By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Town of Mount Pleasant Communications Manager

 

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (November 18, 2016) – Following the one-year anniversary of the flood of the century and this year’s passage of Hurricane Matthew, the Public Services Department is completing several significant stormwater projects as part of the Town’s ambitious Capital Improvement Plan. Over the past two years the Town of Mount Pleasant has spent $2.3 million rehabbing 27,000 feet of pipe. The process of rehabbing stormwater infrastructure includes inspecting the inside of the pipes with video camera, reviewing the footage to assess the damage and then lining the pipes for an additional 50 more years of use.

 

“That’s over five miles of pipes rehabbed for our citizens” said Mayor Linda Page. “We've inspected 37,505 feet, which is over seven miles out of approximately 150 miles of pipe in the Town. I would like to commend Town Council for their foresight in allocating funding to invest in these critical infrastructure improvements, which contributed to the Town’s preparedness during the historic rain event last October. I want to offer a heartfelt thank you to our Public Services Department for a work well done.”

 

Emily Raby, Public Services staff engineer, highlighted projects completed to date.

 

·         BAYTREE:  Inspected 1,997 feet of pipe. Lined 1,781 feet at a total cost of $214,209.

·         HICKORY SHADOWS & ROSEMEAD: Inspected all 5,888 feet of pipe in both neighborhoods, lined 4,582 feet at a cost of $392,530.

·         WHIPPLE ROAD SUBDIVISIONS: (Whipple Rd Subdivisions (Candlewood, Cooper Pointe, Cooper's Landing, Landings Run, Glen Lakes): Inspected 10,104 feet of pipe, lined 7,738 feet, cost $700,934.46 PLUS a swale project in Glen Lakes to drain a few yards out to Whipple Rd and prevent future flooding.

·         WAKENDAW & POINT PLEASANT: Inspected 19,516 feet of pipe, lined 3,349, but there's plenty more to come with this project! We expect to line around 7,000 feet more, and we know we'll have to dig up and replace about 225 feet of pipe. Total project budget for this is $1,029,392.00.

·         EMERGENCY PROJECTS: Since 2014, the Town has spent $365,000 in pipe repairs for almost 1,500 feet of pipe.

·         Other pipe repairs included:  Kings Gate Ln., Oakhurst Dr. in Rivertowne, Waterpointe Circle in Brickyard, Brookhaven Ct. in Hobcaw Creek Plantation, Hungryneck Blvd., Rivertowne Golf and Rivertowne Parkway.

 

Future projects, Raby said, include:

 

·         WANDO EAST AND WANDO LAKES COMMUNITIES: up to 1.65 miles and 80 inlets or junction boxes between pipes need rehab. Budget is $845,700.

·         RIVERTOWNE ON THE WANDO: Rivertowne on the Wando area, specifically Phase 3, Section 2 Budget is $675,000, less than one mile is known to be in need of rehab, but potentially 2.5 miles of pipe could be included depending on findings.

·         SNEE FARM: This project addresses water volume and flooding issues as well as water quality concerns. It is currently under design and estimated to cover dig and replace of 4 miles of pipe, repair 8miles of pipe, and rehab/ restore 1.2 miles of ditches. With all the other water quality improvements, the total project is estimated to be up to $9 million.

 

For more information about the Capital Improvement Plan, visit us online at www.tompsc.com . To view videos of CIP projects, visit our Media Center. To stay connected with your government and informed of latest news, traffic alerts and project updates, sign up with our Notify Me module at www.tompsc.com or sign up for our app ConnectMP in iTunes or in the Android store.

 

 

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