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DWSRF Notice – International Drive Booster Pump Station

March 23, 2020

DWSRF Notice – International Drive Booster Pump Station

The International Drive Booster Pump Project is being financed by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).  The DWSRF program is administered by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (SCRIA) with joint funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  This project is designed to increase the pressure and capacity of the North booster pump station, which supplies water to the north end of the Bull Creek system and is currently experiencing low pressure periods during periods of high demand. The proposed booster pump station will also enhance the security and pressure for fire protection in this portion of the Bull Creek system.

The project will include the construction of a booster pump station west of International Drive and will be located approximately 2.5 miles north of the intersection of International Drive and Highway 31. The International Drive booster pump station will be located between the existing Perry Road pump station and the North booster pump station.  Other sites along International Drive and Bob Grissom Parkway were considered; however, the selected alternative site on International Drive was determined to be the more suitable site.  The selected site is centrally located within the Bull Creek water system and the interconnection with the City of MB water system.

The estimated cost of the project is $6,250,000.00 and will consist of:

  • Four (4) horizontal, single-stage axially split centrifugal pumps, with direct-coupled, variable-speed electric motors
  • Pump station building with a mechanical hoist crane.
  • Backup Generator
  • Approximately 1,700-LF of 42-in PVC suction and discharge line that will connect to existing 24-in and 30-in PVC transmission mains in existing R.O.W.

No environmental impacts other than disturbing less than 0.5 acres of wetlands.

Questions, comments or concerns should be directed to Christy Everett, Chief Operations Officer, at (843) 443-8293 or via email at [email protected].

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