We work on many projects throughout the year, all geared towards preparing our system to meet development trends and future water demands of Blount County. You will find information on these projects updated here. If you have questions about our projects, please call our Customer Service Center, (865) 982-3560.
LOUISVILLE TRANSMISSION MAIN PROJECT
PROJECT LOCATION: Phase I of this project begins behind Newell on William Blount Drive and follows Big Springs Road to Old Glory and ends at the intersection of W. Hunt Road/Proffitt Springs.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: South Blount County Utility District (SBCUD) announces the design of the Louisville Transmission water main project. The Louisville Transmission water main is perhaps one of the larger water main projects in the history of SBCUD. This 35,000 linear feet project replaces assets that are up to 60 years old and will provide the needed system hydraulics for the future of the county. Project alignment has been determined and engineering is approximately 40% complete. SBCUD will be updating the customers as this project progresses.
PROJECT STATUS: This project is solely funded by SBCUD operating reserves.
***UPDATE*** Engineering is 100% complete with easement procurement in process. This project is expected to bid in late FY24 or FY 25. SBCUD will be updating customers as this project progresses.
BLOCKHOUSE PHASE III (CHILHOWEE VIEW ROAD PROJECT)
PROJECT LOCATION: The scope of the water line improvement on Chilhowee View Rd includes replacement of 10,000 linear feet of 4 & 6-inch water lines with 12-inch water lines that improve fire flows, pressures, and overall system hydraulics, along with replacement of 2,500 linear feet of 4-inch with 8-inch between Autumn Drive and Sims Road on Hwy 321.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Easements were procured in 2021 and 2022 for this project. This project is expected to bid September 27, 2023, with construction, November-December 2023. This project will be funded with American Rescue Plan Act funding by Blount County.
***UPDATE*** This project was awarded to Horizon Underground. Construction began December 11, 2023.
BLOCKHOUSE PHASE IV (WHITES MILL RD AND TUCKALEECHEE PIKE PROJECT)
PROJECT LOCATION: The scope of the water line improvement on Whites Mill Road and Tuckaleechee Pike includes replacement of 14,800 linear feet of 6-inch water lines with 12-inch water lines that improve fire flows, pressures, and overall system hydraulics. This project starts at the end of Blockhouse Phase III (Chilhowee View Road and Whites Mill Road) and ends at Autumn Drive on Hwy 321.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: With the engineering of this project complete. This project is funded with American Rescue Plan Act funding by Blount County with bid expectations of winter 2023.
***UPDATE*** Easement procurement is 98% complete and is expected to bid in February 2024.
CLEAR WELL PROJECT
PROJECT LOCATION: South Blount County Utility District (SBCUD) has partnered with W.K. Dickson to engineer an additional 1-million-gallon clear well water tank for the SBCUD water plant.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This additional clear well provides SBCUD water plant with the needed redundancy for the future growth of Blount County. This project is solely funded by SBCUD operating reserves.
***UPDATE*** Southern Constructors was awarded the bid for this project in September 2023, with construction starting October 2023.
SOUTH BLOUNT COUNTY UTILITY DISTRICT SELF-PERFORMED PROJECTS
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: As part of our ongoing improvements, South Blount County Utility District (SBCUD) has identified the following as future projects, to provide safe and reliable potable water to the residents of these areas. These projects will replace infrastructure that is 50 plus years old. All construction will be open cut trenches performed in the County right-of-way by SBCUD employees. SBCUD will maintain ingress and egress to all property owners. During construction hours, there will be some slight delays at the construction site. All properties and driveways will be restored back to their original, or improved, condition.
PROJECT LOCATIONS: Little Best Road - Replace 2,600 linear feet of 4" line. Project will begin January-February 2024.
Garner Circle - Replace 2,100 linear feet of 2" line. Project will begin April-May 2024.
PROJECT STATUS: These projects will be solely funded by SBCUD.
As your water service provider, it is our desire to provide abundant, clean water to the growing residential population of our service area and future generations. As part of our ongoing efforts to meet development trends and future water demands of Blount County, SBCUD must replace aging infrastructure with new infrastructure that will meet those demands for future generations.