Press Release: Work Begins On Sewer Outfall

Media Contact:  Tameka Kenan-Norman       

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chief Communications and Marketing Officer      
Jan. 10, 2018 (252) 972-1333
Work begins on sewer outfall 
Rocky Mount, N.C.-Part of the 5.1-mile sewer outfall that runs from the Fire Training Grounds at 955 Atlantic Ave. to the Tar River Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant near the intersection of NC 97 and Cool Spring Road is undergoing rehabilitation. The Public Works and Water Resources department is overseeing the rehabilitation of 2,000 feet of the 54-in pipe, which transports sewage to the plant for treatment.
The contractor, Layne Inliner, has crews working, weather permitting, to reline the concrete pipe. If all goes as planned, the relining work should be completed by the end of this week.  The work to rehabilitate the manholes and related infrastructure has started this week and will likely extend into next week. 
As part of this work, bypass pumps have been installed at Stith Talbert Park, the Fire Training Grounds, the NC 97 Pump Station and the treatment plant. The contractor will be on site 24 hours a day to ensure that these pumps are operating as intended.
Pumps equipped with sound reduction features will be used at Stith Talbert Park to help minimize sound related concerns for residents in the area. The project is expected to last three weeks or less, depending on the weather.
For more information, call 252-972-1290.