Capital Projects

Our customers expect reliable and safe water and wastewater services, and we are planning ahead to ensure we can power your lives today and tomorrow. 

At Carolina Water Service, Inc of North Carolina we take system reliability seriously, which is essential to meeting customers' needs. Our goal is to produce and deliver reliable and cost-effective water and wastewater services for our communities.

 As part of that commitment, we continue to pursue capital improvements across the state.

What to Expect

  • Safety is our greatest priority. In the neighborhoods, a safety perimeter will be marked along the work zone.
  • It's very important to keep children, pets and others out of the work zone. Please do not enter the work zone at any time.
  •  Skilled contractors will work during daylight hours, and no interruption to your service is expected during this project.  It is critical that our workers have safe, unobstructed access to the right of way. Please do not park vehicles along the work zone and remove any personal belongings from the right of way.
  • Rain or inclement weather could cause delays.

Bradfield Farms - Wastewater Collection System Rehab Project

April 14, 2022, through June 30, 2022, a  wastewater collection system rehabilitation project is slated to begin in your community. The PEACH ORCHARD Community is NOT IMPACTED.

As a result, the work will include miscellaneous construction activities such as excavation and backfill, asphalt pavement removal and replacement, site restoration, flow control and bypass pumping, and traffic control. This project includes the installation of approximately 9,500 linear feet of sewer main.

Customers should anticipate contractor vehicles on site including pickup trucks, excavation equipment, trailers, and dump trucks.

If any traffic changes are scheduled, you will receive a notification and this information will  be posted on our social media and website.

Working hours are 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.

Thank you for your patience as we work to provide reliable sewer service for the Bradfield Farms Community.

For additional information, please contact Deb Clark at or call 704.525.1620.

Abington Sewer Main Relocation Project 2/21/2022

Job Briefing - Safety
Safety is our primary focus, and all safety protocols will be followed.

Project Start
Wednesday, February 24, 2022, with completion estimated for the end of May 2022/early June 2022 provided weather conditions cooperate.

Project Scope
The existing wastewater outfall for relocation is located behind houses between Abbottsford Drive and Avenbury Circle. The outfall was constructed directly parallel with a tributary to Belews Creek. Over the past 20+ years since the sewer line was installed, the tributary has meandered due to sever stormwater erosion and has exposed the sanitary sewer line in multiple locations. This exposure could lead to potential damage of the sewer pipe either by debris being washed against the pipe, trees falling on the pipe or lack of structural support causing a failure of the pipe.

Failure of this collection main could present a major environmental impact to the receiving tributary resulting in serious penalties form DWQ.
There are two existing sanitary sewer lines that feed into the 8” outfall from the north, from Abington Court and Avenbury Court, respectively, and one sanitary sewer line from the south from Abbottsford Drive.

CWSNC desires to replace approximately 1,100 linear feet (LF) of existing 8” PVC sanitary sewer line approximately 30 linear feet away from the existing creek banks and abandon/remove the existing sewer line in multiple locations that is running within the creek. The new sewer corridor would run parallel to the existing sewer easements far enough from any future erosion impacts.

The only traffic increase will be the crews entering and leaving the site.
Anticipated vehicles entering and exiting the site include dump trucks, excavation equipment, and pickup trucks.
Traffic is expected to be minimal and should not impact the neighborhoods residents.
Residents will be notified if any traffic impacts arise in the future.

Noise resulting from work at the site should not affect the neighborhood residents due to the distance from households and the minimal noise of the equipment.

Other Issues
Work hours will comply with County ordinances

Grading and Vegetation Removal:
No grading of the exiting road and minimal vegetation removal is necessary at this location.

Existing lighting is ample for the project since all work will be done during the daylight hours.

Project Map:


Carolina Trace Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement

Carolina Water Service, Inc. of North Carolina (CWSNC) owns and operates the Carolina Trace Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), a 0.675 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) wastewater treatment facility in Sanford, North Carolina. This WWTP consists of one (1) DAVCO 0.325 MGD package plant and one (1) DAVCO 0.350 MGD package plant. This facility currently serves approximately 1,600 homes in Lee County.

In September of 2018, Hurricane Florence hit Sanford, North Carolina flooding the Carolina Trace wastewater treatment facility and causing irreparable damage to the 0.325 MGD plant by floating the plant off its foundation. This plant is no longer operable. As required by the operating permit NC0038831 a new 0.325 MGD package plant will need to be installed to maintain compliance.

CWSNC proposes to replace the damaged wastewater treatment tank with an identical tank, at the same location and elevation. The below ground foundation for the steel tank will be designed to resist the uplift and hydrodynamic forces of the floodwaters. There will be no change in the regulatory flood elevation due to the replacement of the tank, as tank’s position in the non-encroachment area will replicate the original tank’s location that was used in the FEMA flood study. 

Project Need
The wastewater treatment system is in dire need of an upgrade for the safety of our operators, to maintain compliance with State regulations, and to increase the reliability of the system

Construction and completion dates to be updated as soon as possible.

Old Photos
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Clarifier     Bulkhead Wall

Brandywine Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant - SBR Project

The project will consist of developing a wastewater infiltration effluent disposal system along with treatment plant modifications to meet total nitrogen limits for the Brandywine Bay Waste Water Treatment Plant.

 Carolina Water Service of North Carolina (CWSNC) owns and operates the Brandywine Bay wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), a 0.150 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) wastewater treatment facility in Morehead City, North Carolina. This facility currently serves approximately 800 homes in Morehead City. 

The current Department of Water Quality (DWQ) permit approves land application to the Brandywine Bay golf course. However, over the years the golf course did not need supplemental irrigation and the effluent was stored in the two effluent ponds located on the WWTP property. Effluent storage in these ponds was never an issue since the holding ponds acted as an infiltration basin. 

During an inspection in 2017, the DWQ regulator noted that the effluent from the plant was no longer being sprayed on the golf course and issued an Notice of Violation with Intent order violation mandating the effluent revert back to the golf course for land application. As a result of the inspection, an engineering analysis and hydrological survey were conducted to determine if Brandywine Bay WWTP property’s soils are conducive for land application. 

Project Need
The wastewater treatment system is in dire need of an upgrade for the safety of our operators, to maintain compliance with State regulations, and to increase the reliability of the system.

The proposed solution for improved treatment is to convert the plant to a sequencing batch reactor (SBR), similar to the Connestee Falls treatment facility. 

Construction is slated to begin tentatively in 2021 and timelines will be updated on this site.

Fairfield Harbour Lift Station Upgrade Project

The project will consist of converting four lift stations located within the Fairfield Harbor subdivision in New Bern, North Carolina to a submersible lift stations.  Current lift stations are Fairbanks Morse dry can pump stations. The lift stations slated for this project are designated as LS #3, #7, #10, #15.

Project Need
The old wet can system is in dire need of an upgrade for the safety of our operators and to increase the reliability of the system.

Old Lift Station Photos
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New Lift Station Examples at Fairfield Harbour
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Bear Paw Lift Station Replacement Project

Carolina Water Service, Inc. of North Carolina (CWSNC) owns and operates the Bear Paw Resort wastewater collection system. The project consists of converting the Bear Paw subdivision lift station #1, which serves 23 condominium units, from a suction lift station to a submersible lift station. The proposed lift station is comprised of (2) 15 HP 208 volt pumps, controls and the valve vault. The lift station flows are pumped to the wastewater collection manhole, which flows to the Bear Paw WWTP. This portion of the project is for the construction phase.

The age of the station is approximately 26 years and exceeds the typical life expectancy of a lift station. The station is hard piped to the pumps with no ability to replace pumps unless all piping is disabled, which is very time-consuming and requires a pump truck onsite to prevent overflow to the Appalachia Lake.

Project Need
The old wet can system is in dire need of an upgrade for the safety of our operators and to increase the reliability of the system

Old Lift Station

Timeline for construction to be added soon.