Major Water and Wastewater Collection Line Replacement Projects
The City of Clemson will be replacing water and sewer lines in the near future due to problems several areas have experienced over the years. These projects will be funded with low cost State Revolving Fund loans.
This project replaces waterlines ranging in size from 1.5 inches to 10 inches. The lines were selected based on their historical failure rate. The old water line material is either AC, galvanized iron or class 160 PVC. The new material will be predominantly DIP with Class 315 PVC in the 2 inch line size. The total footage replaced will be approximately 37,500.
Water services will be replaced up to the property line, where most existing meters are located. In most cases, new meter boxes will be installed if the service has not been replaced in the past 20 years.
Water SRF Loan Projects and Costs: Proposed loan and construction
1. Poole Lane and Riggs Drive: 6,900' of 6" line and 2" line replacement- $321,000
2. Tabor Street neighborhood - 2,700' of 6" line replacement-$144,000
3. Ashley Rd (from Berkeley to Shaftsbury to Carteret): 2,500' of 6" line-$125,000
4. Cochran Road to Warbranch: 4,100' of 6" line-$205,000
5. Monaco Estates: Cambridge, Prince Ranier, Monaco Circle, Princess Caroline
3,100' of 6" line replacement:155,000
6. Price Ranier: Monaco Circle to Princess Grace - 3,800' of 6" line-$190,000
7. Carolus Drive: replace 650' of 6" line-$32,500
8. Karen - Berkeley - Pleasantview: replace 2,000' of 6" line- $100,000
9. Blue Ridge: 2,300' of 6" line replacement and 2" line replacement -$84,000
10. Berkeley - Cardinal to Pleasantview: replace 850' of 6" line- $42,000
11. Camelot: Kings Way - 8,600' of 6" line and 2" line in neighborhood- $294,000
Subtotal of selected capital line replacement projects to be funded with SRF Debt: $1,692,500
Most of the sewer lines selected for replacement were originally installed in the 1960’s when new subdivisions were built or when the original sewer system was installed in Clemson in 1963. Some sewer systems were initially private systems that were on sewerage lagoons. These sewer lines were installed using six inch clay pipe and brick manholes (technology no longer used). Trees and shrubs have grown up near or on the sewer easement and have intruded into the lines and manholes. Root intrusion along with the deterioration of the clay pipe and brick/block manholes cause many problems. Some sewer lines have exceeded their useful life and are deteriorating rapidly.
The areas selected for replacement are:
Wastewater Collection SRF Loan Projects and Costs: Proposed loan and construction
- Folger Street- $80,000
- Valley View Drive (Brookwood Subdivision)- $150,000
- Camelot Subdivision- $534,000
- Clemson Downs to Berkeley Court to Ashley Dearing Park- $155,000
- Brookwood Drive and Tant Street- $150,000
- Shorecrest Drive- $175,000
- Riggs Drive and College Avenue- $180,000
Subtotal of selected capital line replacement projects to be funded with SRF Debt: $1,424,000
These seven project areas are currently under plan development. These sewer lines were selected based on their historical failure rate. Survey crews started on January 13, 2014 and worked for several weeks verifying data for the existing sewer system.
This project includes approximately 14,500 feet of sewer line replacement in the current line location, but with eight inch pipe and precast manholes. During construction, service lines running to homes will be reconnected and install sewer “clean-outs” to service line will be done for customer’s convenience and inspection purposes.
Water and Sewer line replacement projects are an inconvenience during the actual construction, but the result will be a much improved water and sewer system. Customers will be directly contacted if any specific problems are encountered.
Contact numbers are:
Benjie McGill, Utilities Director- 864-653-2046
Chris Rhodes, Asst. Utilities Director- 864-653-2046
Kent Guthrie, City Engineer- 864-653-2071
Chris Shivar, Asst. City Engineer- 864-624-1127