Utilities & Engineering Departments
300 Cochran Road ∙ Clemson, SC 29631
As a result of sewer problems experienced in several areas over the years, the City of Clemson will be replacing some of the sewer lines in the near future. These sewer systems were originally installed in the 1960’s when some subdivisions were built and are now in need of rehabilitation. Some of these systems were actually private sewer systems that were on sewerage lagoons. City Utilities and Engineering will be surveying in the areas listed below during the next few weeks to plan for the replacement of these lines.
These areas are:
- Folger Street
- Valley View Drive (Brookwood Subdivision)
- Camelot Subdivision
- Clemson Downs to Berkeley Court to Ashley Dearing Park
- Brookwood Drive and Tant Street
- Shorecrest Drive
- Riggs Drive and College Avenue
Click here for MAP OF LOCAL SURVEYING AREAS
These old lines were installed using six inch clay pipe and brick manholes that are no longer useful. 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 increasingly cause problems. Some sewer lines have already exceeded their useful life and are deteriorating rapidly.
Areas have been identified for sewer line replacement, as per the Map of Local Survey Areas, (green and yellow lines), and plans are currently being developed. The plan will be to replace the lines in the same location they are now in, but with eight inch pipe and precast manholes. During construction, the City will reconnect all of the service lines that run to homes and install sewer “clean-outs” on the service line for convenience and inspection purposes. Existing sewer lines will need to be surveyed.
Survey crews will in the areas listed starting on January 13, 2014 and working for several weeks. Semper Fi Surveying, LLC. of North Charleston, SC will be performing this survey work for the City of Clemson. The crew leaders for Semper Fi are John Ellis and Shaun Munkberg.
Sewer line replacement projects may be an inconvenience during the actual construction, but the result will be a much improved sewer system. The City of Clemson appreciates your patience during the design and construction process and if you have questions please contact:.
Benjie McGill, Utilities Director, Phone:864-653-2046
Chris Rhodes, Wastewater Collection Supervisor, Phone:864-653-2046
Kent Guthrie, City Engineer, Phone:864-653-2071
Chris Shivar, Asst. City Engineer, Phone:864-624-1127