Edgecombe County's Sewer to Speed
Sewer project corrects failed onsite septic systems
After 20 years of planning, design, and construction, Edgecombe County completed a County-wide water system project in 2013 that culminated in the Town of Speed Water and Sewer District 4. Next up, wastewater collection service to areas that could be logically served by either the City of Rocky Mount or the Town of Tarboro. Given the numerous failed onsite septic systems in the Town of Speed, The Wooten Company was asked to perform a Preliminary Engineering Report and an Environmental Assessment for the project in 2009. Recommendations in these reports included 16,550 LF of 8-inch gravity main, 3,265 LF of 10-inch gravity sewer main and 3,650 LF of 12-inch gravity sewer main with 68 manholes and 105 individual services. Three wastewater pump stations with 50,000 LF of 4- and 6-inch force main were sited along US Hwy 258 and NC Hwy 122 for ultimate discharge into the Town of Princeville’s collection system which pumps to the Town of Tarboro’s wastewater treatment plant for treatment and disposal to the Tar River. Loan and grant funding for construction of the $6.1 million project has been obtained from USDA Rural Development and the DEQ CDBG-I programs.