Public Utilities Projects

Sanford Water Filtration Project 

The Town of Fuquay-Varina, along with the Town of Holly Springs, the Town of Pittsboro, and the City of Sanford, are participating in the Sanford Water Filtration Expansion Project, which will increase plant capacity from 12 million gallons per day to 30 million gallons per day. After the expansion and completion of the conveyance line, the Town will have access to 6 million gallons per day of drinking water, ensuring long-term water security.

Terrible Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion 

Plans are underway to expand Terrible Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant from 3 to 6 million gallons daily. Construction should be complete in 2027. In 2019, the plant expanded from 1 to 3 million gallons per day. The original treatment plant was constructed in 1997 with a capacity of 0.50 million gallons per day when the town's population was 6,800 and was expanded to 1.0 million gallons per day in 2001.

Kennebec and Maude Stewart Waterline Project

Design is underway to extend a 12" waterline from Willow Spring High School to Maude Stewart and Tram Rd. Construction is expected to begin in late 2023/early 2024.

Southern Oaks Sewer Basin Gravity Outfall

Plans are underway to install a gravity sewer line to support existing and future development in the Southern Oaks Sewer Basin. This project will take the Highway 42 and Southern Oaks pump station offline by installing gravity sewer to the Harnett County sewer interceptor. 

Harnett County Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Town currently has 2.6 million gallons of wastewater treatment capacity per day in the Cape Fear River Basin. Through an interlocal agreement, the town will be expanding the North Harnett Regional WWTP by 3.4 million gallons per day (mgd) for 6.0 mgd total capacity.

Interbasin Transfer

The Town of Fuquay-Varina has partnered with the City of Sanford to purchase up to 6 million gallons per day (mgd) of finished water from the City to meet the Town’s water supply needs over a 30-year planning period. Finished water will be transferred from the Cape Fear River basin (Lee County) to the Neuse River basin (Wake County). An interbasin transfer is defined as the regulated movement of surface water from one river basin to another.

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