This project creates a new pipeline that is required for increased wastewater flow capacity. Flow will be diverted from the existing sewer system on the west side of the Neuse River to the new interceptor. Construction will cross the Neuse River in two locations. The first crossing will be near Poole Road. The second crossing will occur at the north end of the project at Anderson Point Park. Project will help to prevent sanitary sewer overflows during wet weather events.
The project includes 26,000 linear feet of 84-inch and 96-inch gravity sewer interceptors along the Neuse River beginning at the Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility and ending at Anderson Point Park. The new sewer interceptor, along with the currently under construction East Neuse Regional Pump Station will significantly increase the wet weather capacity of the entire sewer collection system. Once complete, this new pipe will work in conjunction with other improvements along Crabtree Creek and Walnut Creek to further decrease sanitary sewer overflows to the City's wastewater system.
The project will also allow for elimination of two existing City pump stations including the Neuse River Pump Station at Anderson Point Park and the Riverview Pump Station along Poole Road. Eliminating these two pump stations will reduce system operation and maintenance costs and further reduce the risk of sanitary sewer overflows.
The 'drop vortex system' that is being constructed during this project will speed up wastewater into a 40 foot drop. This action will help with distribution and cut down on odor. This system is a first of its kind in the Raleigh water system.
Water and Sewer
- Project Lead:
Dennis Lassiter, PE
Hazen / CJS Engineers