Ben Sawyer/Kincaid Basin

Ben Sawyer/Kincaid


The Town has partnered with Thomas and Hutton to perform a multi-year comprehensive stormwater system evaluation of the Old Village. The study area wasBenSawyer_Kincade Basins_Full Exhibit (002) Opens in new window broken into 27 drainage basins or areas of land that drain to a common point. The level of service for each basin was determined by comparing system capacity to projected peak runoff during a storm.

The Ben Sawyer/Kincaid Basin project is a major stormwater improvement project located inside a 105 acre area. The proposed system will provide a ten-year storm level of service. However, many homeowners will still see ponding during heavy rain events and flooding could occur if the 10-year design storm is exceeded. The biggest change will be how quickly the water level recedes. Also, areas that previously relied solely on infiltration will now be connected to the new drainage system. Our goal is to limit flooding impacts to structures. Ponding in yards is anticipated during more intense storms. 

The original drainage systems incorporated shallow roadside swales. Over time, many of these swales have filled in. In many cases, homeowners added street parking in these areas. As part of this project, many of the swales will be restored within the right-of-way. Homeowners should maintain these areas to help their lots drain and also to help their upstream neighbors' lots drain. 

The construction will include installing new pipes, upsizing old pipes, and re-establishment of swales. Replace with, the town has averted the removal of any large trees in the design.   Impacts to root systems will be carefully evaluated and monitored by an Arborist to ensure every effort is made to protect the health and lifespan of all trees near the project site. To see a map of the project area, please click this link:

Status (As of September 25, 2023)

  • Field data collection is underway.


  • Design to be complete Feb 2025

    Permits Acquired July 2025
    Bid Advertisement Aug 2025
    Notice to Proceed Nov 2025
    In operation by Aug 2026




View the Old Village Watershed Study
View Basin Map - Existing Conditions


Kevin R. Mitchell, PE

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