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.

Brandywine Bay Water System Improvement Project

The Brandywine Bay well system has 2 wells in operation and an elevated water tank storage system. The system has been monitored for years for disinfect byproducts (DBPs). 

Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM) and five Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). After several rounds of testing both DBPs were determined to be over the MCL limit for North Carolina.


Project Need
Brandywine Bay well system has exceeded the allowable limit for DBPs after several rounds of sampling. Moving from free chlorine to chloramination has been selected as the best solution for reducing the amount DBPs in the system. This requires a second double-wall tank to be constructed at the site including the other needed infrastructure to implement the new process.


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.



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.

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Monteray Shores 5 Upset Tank Recoating 

Carolina Water Service, Inc. of North Carolina (CWSNC) provides wastewater service to the Monteray Shores subdivision. This subdivision is in Currituck County near Corolla, North Carolina. This project is focused on the wastewater treatment facility, which provides service to approximately 550 customers within the Monteray Shores community.

Project Need
This capital project aims to recoat the internal and external 2.6 million gallons 5-day upset tank at the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The WWTP was installed in the summer of 2009 and permitted for 0.720 million gallons per day (MGDP. Due to the harsh coastal region paired with the typical WWTP corrosive environment, the tank has experienced accelerated internal and external coating degradation. It is currently showing signs of metal corrosion.

The interior and exterior coatings are at the end of their useful life and only provide limited protection. The tank's interior and exterior will be sandblasted to nearly white and recoated using a 3-part TNEMEC coating application system for coastal environments. This 3- part TNEMEC recoating applications is expected to last 15- 20 years.

The timeline for this project is coming soon.

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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

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Timeline for construction to be added soon.



Connestee Falls Lift Station Project - 2020

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 (CWSNC) 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 are installing new lift stations in the Connestee Falls community. The project will consist of converting lift stations #4,#5,#12 and #13 dry can lift stations to "typical" submersible lift stations. 

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. The new system is designed to prevent sanitary sewer overflows into the lakes in the Connestee Falls subdivision. This will prevent potential closure of the community’s lakes, Ticoa and Atagahi.

The existing DAVCO dry can lift stations #4, #5,#12 and #13 in the Connestee Falls wastewater collection system were installed in 1973(46 years ago), are at the end of their useful life's, unreliable, and have a poor/very poor condition assessment. The pump/motors and electrical components have been repaired/replaced numerous times over the last 10 years.

Photos of Old Lift Stations      

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Photo of New Lift Station

Connestee Falls Lift Station