Yadkin River Water Supply Project
In the past year, the Yadkin River Water Supply Project (YRWSP) has made significant progress towards securing a long-term, sustainable water supply for Union County. The project will reduce our dependence on the Catawba River and support economic growth within Union County and neighboring regions. Accomplishments in FY 2017-2018 include:
♦Pump station concepts were completed, including architectural renderings of the site.
♦The property for the Water Treatment Plant was identified and negotiations to acquire the property were initiated. emotions
♦ A draft Lake Use Permit was submitted to Duke Energy. This permit will allow for construction of facilities that are in the lake or on the shoreline.
♦The YRWSP was separated into two projects: the intake facility and raw water pipeline and the water treatment plant and finished water pipeline. Union County selected the progressive design-build method to deliver the projects.
♦Preliminary route for the raw water and finished water pipeline were identified.
♦ Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was drafted to prepare for the selection of a Design-Build engineering firm(s).
The intake facility will house mechanical and electrical equipment to pump water from Lake Tillery in Norwood to the water treatment plant. The facility is planned to house up to five 1,250 horsepower vertical turbine pumps and three 50 horsepower vertical turbine pumps. However, installation of these pumps will occur in phases, as water demand increases in the future.
The raw water pipeline will transport water from the intake and pump station on Lake Tillery to the water treatment plant east of Unionville. The finished water pipeline will connect the water treatment plant to the existing Union County water distribution pipe network and will transport clean or ‘finished’ water to the network. The Union County water distribution network is the existing network of pipes that currently serve water to Union County water customers.