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 Blue Granite Water Company 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 of South Carolina.

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.

River Hills (Lake Wylie Area) 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 Blue Granite Water Company 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 River Hills subdivision located in the Lake Wylie community. The project will consist of converting lift stations #13,  #14, #24 and #25 from dry can lift stations to "typical" submersible lift stations.

This project will eliminate current confined space entry requirements, which increases risk and costs for maintenance. Converting the lift stations to wet wells will reduce the need for maintenance contractors. Also, these lift stations are nearing the end of their useful life with reduced efficiency of the pump 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. 

Old Lift Stations
  old riverhills ls 24


old riverhills ls 24


riverhills control panel old

New Lift Station Design
new ls for river hills


Lake Wylie Elevated Tank Rehabilitation

The Lake Wylie water tank is a 200,000 gallon 135 foot 4-column elevated water tank (EWT) erected in 1972, located at 4609 Charlotte Hwy, Clover, SC.  Based on a maintenance and structural condition assessment report performed there are severe findings that require remedy in the next 6 months to 1 year. 

Project Need
The EWT is experiencing metal corrosion and coating failure in several locations, which requires a restoration to be completed in order to extend the life of the asset.

The project is slated to begin in Fall 2020. Timeline and status updates will be posted on this site.
 

Old Photos of the Tank

lake wylie EWT

lake wylie tank 2


Wastewater Collection System Improvement - Friarsgate

Friarsgate is a neighborhood in Lexington and Richland counties in the Midlands region of South Carolina. Blue Granite Water Company owns and operates the wastewater collection system (WWCS)  in this community. The WWCS currently has approximately 3860 total customers. 

Project Need
In July 2017, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) issued a consent order to the company for violation of the South Carolina Pollution Control Act due to the discharge of untreated or partially treated water from the Friarsgate WWCS.

The consent order required the company to perform a Corrective Action Plan (CAP). The CAP identified the need to perform inspections, cleaning, and rehabilitation of the Friarsgate WWCS. This project is being undertaken to comply with the DHEC Consent order and CAP.

The project consists of CCTV, cleaning and rehabilitation of a minimum of 18,500 linear feet of gravity sewer in the Friarsgate community. There are 10 point repairs and 24 lateral repairs that are critical for rehabilitation. In addition, 5 manhole are included for rehabilitation and 10 manhole risers are included for this project. The additive alternative is critical for improvements in this system and consists of 6,899 liner feet of Cure-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP) and 9 additional manholes for rehabilitation. 

The project is slated to begin in Fall 2020. The project timeline and status will be updated on this site.


Force Main Replacement- Chapelwhite

Blue Granite Water Company (BGWC) owns and operates the Friarsgate wastewater collection system (WWCS). The collection system is comprised of 223,054 linear feet (LF) of gravity main and 49,386 LF of force main. 

Project Need
The Chapelwhite and Gales River Lift Stations require pump trucks during wet weather events to collect and haul excess flows, which increases operational costs to maintain the system. Due to these costly operational expenses, a solution must be found to reduce the need for pump trucks during rain events. In addition, the system was under consent order from July 31, 2017 through December 2019 when a request to close the consent order occurred. A corrective action plan (CAP) established force main improvements would be implemented in 2020. 

 

BGWC proposes to replace 3900 linear feet of  the force main from Chapelwhite to the Friarsgate Lift Station and manifolding in the Gales River Lift Station. Additional equalization requirements will be defined,  but current proposals are to construct a 0.5 million gallon (MG) or 1.0 million gallon enclosed equalization tank. 

The project deadline and status will be updated on this site.


Surfside Drive Water Line Improvements

Blue Granite Water Company needs to replace approximately 3,700 feet of existing 2-inch cast iron water line along Surfside Drive in Anderson, South Carolina with new 2-inch PVC water line and reconnecting existing service meters to the new main as required.

Project Need
The reason for the replacement is the existing water line is at the end of its useful life and there are water quality concerns for the customers served by this water line.

The project is slated to begin Fall 2020. Timeline and status updates will be posted on this site.