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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 RD, DUNCAN RD, AND MEMORIAL DR 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. 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 (COMPLETED)

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.  

Project Status: COMPLETED


GAMBLE LANE PROJECT

Project Location:
This project will begin at the intersection of Sims Road and Gamble Lane.

Project Description: This new 6-inch water main project replaces the outdated 4-inch water main. This project will begin at the intersection of Sims Road and Gamble Lane and extend east 2050 feet to the utility boundary at the addresses of 4018 and 4032 Gamble Lane. The new water main will be located on the same side as the existing water main (north side).

Project Status: This project will be self-performed by SBCUD employees with construction projected to begin in April-May 2022 with completion within 2–3 months.


PROFFITT SPRINGS RD PROJECT

Project Location:
South Blount County Utility District (SBCUD) was recently awarded the water main replacement contract for Proffitt Springs Road to Horizon Underground, LLC. This project is 7220 linear feet of water main replacement and extension for Proffitt Springs Road.

Project Description: The project cost of $923,563.00 will be completely funded with operating reserves, as are all other projects. The purpose of this project is to replace 4-inch and 6-inch water mains that are 40 plus years old with 12-inch water mains that have been hydraulic modeled to insure we are able to provide the best possible service for future generations.  All construction will be open cut trenches and some road boring. SBCUD will maintain ingress and egress to all property owners. During construction hours, there will be some slight delays at the construction site. All lanes will remain open in the evenings and night hours. All properties and driveways will be restored back to their original or improved conditions.

Project Status: The timeline for this project to start is May–June of Calendar Year (CY) 2022. Cannon & Cannon Inc. has been selected to procure easements for SBCUD. If you live along the project route, and your property will be affected, a representative (Mr. Doyle Dukes) of Cannon & Cannon, Inc., will be contacting you in the April-May time frame to discuss acquisition of an easement for the new water line.  


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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