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DISTRIBUTION & CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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.

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: Construction on this project began in January 2022. This project will take approximately one year to complete.
Previous update: Roadside alignment of the new mainline has been finalized and easements have been determined. SBCUD has partnered with an engineering firm, Cannon & Cannon, Inc. (CCI) for the design of this project and the procurement of easements. Affected property owners should expect a representative (Mr. Doyle Dukes) from CCI to contact in the April –June time frame regarding the procurement of an easement. Stay tuned for more updates as this project develops.

WALKER ROAD PROJECT

Project Location:
This project will be performed directly past where our current water line ends at 1231 Walker Road.

Project Description: SBCUD will be self-performing this project to extend our current water main with approximately 900 linear feet of 8-inch water main past 1231 Walker Road. It is our desire is to provide abundant, clean water for present and future generations. This project will help serve those needs as Blount County continues to grow.

Project Status: The predicted timeline for this project will be the end of January - March. Check back for updates as the project progresses.




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