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.
BLACK FOREST DRIVE PROJECT
PROJECT LOCATION: This project will begin at the intersection of Bolinger Road and Black Forest Drive and follow the entire circle of Black Forest Drive.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This new 6-inch water main project replaces the outdated 4-inch water main. The new water main will be located on the same side as the existing water main.
PROJECT STATUS: This project will be self-performed by SBCUD employees with construction projected to begin in October – November of 2022 with completion in 2023.
***UPDATE*** Water main has been installed. Once water has been flushed and sampled, water meters will be changed over to new water main in the upcoming weeks.
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 70% complete with easement procurement beginning in spring/summer of 2023.
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 will bid January – March 2023 and will be funded with American Rescue Plan Act funding by Blount County.
***UPDATE*** Project will bid March – May 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, SBCUD will be notifying all property owners in the January – February 2023 timeline with the project alignment and easement procurement where needed. This project is funded with American Rescue Plan Act funding by Blount County.
***UPDATE*** Easement procurement will begin in March 2023.
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*** This project is currently being reviewed by TDEC with plans of advertising and bidding in April – May 2023.
SMOKEY ROAD/ OLD HWY 72 WATER MAIN PROJECT
PROJECT LOCATION: South Blount County Utility District (SBCUD) has identified Smokey Road and Old Hwy72 as a future project to provide safe and reliable potable water to the residents of this area.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This project is scheduled to start construction in April- May 2023.
***UPDATE*** SBCUD crews are currently working on this project with approximately 2000 LF of water main installed.
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.
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