Posted on: May 13, 2017
Town Completes Wakendaw, Point Pleasant Stormwater Rehabilitation Projects
By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (May 13, 2017) – As part of its Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), the Town of Mount Pleasant recently cleaned and inspected 3.6 miles of stormwater pipes and rehabilitated an additional 4,751 linear feet in the Wakendaw and Point Pleasant neighborhoods. Service areas included Wakendaw Lakes, Wakendaw Place, Wakendaw East, Wakendaw on the Creek, Wakendaw Manor and Point Pleasant.
“We are pleased to announce the completion of our latest pipe rehabilitation project,” said Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page. “The Town is committed to protecting public health and safety through the effective management of our stormwater system designed to reduce flooding and safeguard the environment.”
Utilizing new technologies, the Town has rehabilitated existing pipes by installing internal liners to seal the broken joints and cracks. Pipe management includes inspecting the inside of pipes with a video camera and then reviewing the footage to assess the most critical needs and determine the necessary repair methods. The end goal of the pipe rehabilitation project is to extend the stormwater system’s useful life for an additional 50 years.
As part of the CIP, the Town has spent $3.2 million dollars cleaning and inspecting nine miles of infrastructure and rehabilitating nearly five miles of pipe. Current rehabilitation projects include Wando East, Wando Lakes, Rivertowne on the Wando and emergency repairs from major storm events. Next year, the program will address a large project in Snee Farm as well as pipe failure issues throughout the community.
About the Capital Improvement Plan
The Town of Mount Pleasant Capital Improvement emphasizes the Town’s commitment to its capital needs and totals almost $50 million dollars for fiscal year 2018. The Capital Improvement Plan is a five-year plan updated annually. Projects are ranked by the Mayor and Town Council, and funding plans are set in place and ultimately approved each fiscal year. As most projects tend to span multiple years, funding remains active and is carried forward to each new budget until a project is completed. The Town of Mount Pleasant is committed to funding major transportation and stormwater infrastructure improvements, which combined are 85% of the total CIP budget, along with the continued effort to maintain Town facilities and other assets to create a more sustainable community for citizens.
For more information about the CIP, visit us online at www.tompsc.com.