Bethel's Water Distribution System

A strong funding package helped to protect the valuable groundwater supply in Bethel, NC.

The Town of Bethel, NC is located within the Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area (CCPCUA) and is subject to legislation that mandates 75% groundwater withdrawal reduction by year 2018.

Our civil teams worked with the Town and NCDOT to design the installation of 40,000 LF of 12-inch water transmission line from the Greenville Utilities Commission distribution system along the NC Highway 11 corridor.  The new transmission line was connected to the Town’s 500,000 gallon elevated storage tank, as well as to the Town’s existing water mains.  Three chloramine disinfection stations were also incorporated into the plans, as well as a SCADA system for delivery and control management of the water supply, a master meter and vault, a pressure reducing valve and vault and the replacement of the Town’s water meters with new AMR system.

Lastly, the new design required that certain water lines within the Town be replaced and that the existing 75,000 gallon elevated storage tank be demolished.  Construction began in October of 2009 and was completed on schedule in late 2012. The Wooten Company secured funding for the $3.8 million project through the NC Rural Economic Development Center and USDA Rural Development programs.