Like other areas of North Carolina, the City of Hendersonville and the Town of Fletcher continue to see growth. The Northside Water System Improvements (NSWS) project was launched to enhance the water service the City provides to the Town of Fletcher and the northern portion of Henderson County.
The City of Hendersonville’s water treatment plant was rated at 12 mgd expandable to 18 mgd. The current average daily demand of the entire system was approximately 7.1 mgd with a maximum day peaking factor of approximately 1.3. The new Northside pressure zone which includes the Town of Fletcher is expected to utilize approximately 1.0 mgd (average daily demand) by 2040.
The primary existing water infrastructure serving this area was a 16-inch main along Hendersonville Road into the Town of Fletcher, and 12-inch/14-inch mains to the “Fletcher” 1.0-mg storage tank located above the Fletcher Industrial Park. Due to continued growth to the north with the new YMCA and Urgent Care medical facility, the water system was experiencing some low pressure issues.
The City of Hendersonville enlisted McKim & Creed to help determine the most feasible alternative that would provide increased water quantity and improve low pressures within this area of its water distribution system. This water system improvements project included the construction of a new booster pump station and a new 1.1-mg storage tank at a higher elevation to boost water pressure and improved fire flow. Our team provided preliminary evaluation, hydraulic modeling using Innovyze InfoWater software, final design (including electrical and structural), surveying, subsurface utility engineering, geotechnical, environmental, easement determination, permitting, bid/ award, construction administration, and construction observation services.