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.
N CLOVER HILL RIDGE WATER MAIN UPGRADE & PUMP STATION INSTALLATION
Project Location: Starting at the intersection of N Clover Hill Ridge Rd and Highway 411 S., the new line will replace approximately 6,900 feet of existing main line that runs along the road, ending atop the hill across Dotson Memorial Drive.
Project Description: This new 8-inch water main project connects Clover Hill Ridge Road to Dotson Memorial Road for increased hydraulics, along with a new water pump station for additional water pressure for the high elevations on Clover Hill Ridge Road and Dotson Memorial Road. The project will begin at the intersection of North Clover Hill Ridge Road and Highway 411, and extend 6,900 feet to Dotson Memorial Road, connecting to the existing intersections at Clover Hill Ridge Road and Rambling Road. Construction will be self-performed by South Blount employees and began in late October 2020, with completion expected in 2021. South Blount is pleased to announce that this project, along with all other District projects, will be entirely funded with operational reserves.
Project Status: This project is moving along, although inclement weather has caused some delay in construction.
Please review this planning document for proposed roadside construction and easement locations.
RIDGE ROAD, DUNCAN ROAD, & MEMORIAL DRIVE PROJECT
Project Location: The scope of this waterline improvement project includes upgrading existing mainline along three county roads: Ridge Road, from Sam James Road (SW) to Duncan Road (NE), Duncan Road, from Memorial Drive to Fowler Drive, and on Memorial Drive, from Duncan Road to Wilkinson Pike.
Project Description: The water line project will consist of upgrading existing 4-inch water lines to 8-inch water lines that improve fire flows, pressures, and overall system hydraulics. The extent of the water line improvements on Ridge Road includes replacement of approximately 10,900 linear feet of 4-inch water main from Sam James Road (SW) to Duncan Road (NE). On Duncan Road, replacement includes 2,000 linear feet of 4-inch water main from Memorial Drive to Fowler Drive. On Memorial Drive, replacement of 3,660 linear feet of 4-inch water main is estimated from Duncan Road (SW) to Wilkinson Pike (NE).
Project Status: This project is still in the preliminary engineering stage, and as such the true alignment of the new water main and the properties that will be affected have not yet been determined. Due to the construction area that is necessary for an 8-inch water line, SBCUD would like to purchase permanent easements from some property owners, once the alignment is determined. This project, along with all other projects, is funded with operating reserves.