On August 1st, 2017 the City of Graham was approved by the NC Division of Water Infrastructure for a $2.5 million dollar replacement of the City’s Boyd Creek Pump Station. The Boyd Creek Pump Station is almost 60 years old and has been the source of several sanitary sewer overflows throughout it’s history. The City’s award from NC Division of Water Infrastructure includes a 25% loan forgiveness and with the remaining $1,837,500 at zero interest for 20 years.
The project itself will include moving the pump station further away from Boyd Creek, out of the 100 year floodplain, and increasing the capacity of the station from 700 GPM to 1000 GPM. The City’s engineering firm, Alley, Williams, Carmen, and King, Inc. has completed the engineering report for the project and is currently working on design drawings. The City also continues to work within the Boyd Creek watershed to reduce infiltration and inflow into the City’s sanitary sewer collection system. Construction on the pump station is expected to begin in early 2018.