The South Hill Mall Lift Station Project consists of eliminating the existing sanitary sewer lift station and modifying the existing collection system to redirect flows by gravity pipe to the downstream conveyance system. The lift station has been in operation for 26 years and in the spring of 2015 the force main failed, requiring emergency repairs. The location of the main break was near another break that occurred in 2014. These multiple failures of the force main raised concerns that ongoing maintenance and repair costs will be necessary to keep the lift station in operation. Removing the lift station will eliminate these emergency related costs and also create the opportunity to redirect flows away from the Bradley Lake conveyance system. It is generally more cost effective to maintain and operate a gravity sewer system versus a pressure system.
Project Update For March 2017: Construction bids were opened on Tuesday, March 21 2017. The lowest bidder was Pape & Sons. The construction contract is expected to go before council April 4th.
Project Update For December 2016: BHC Consultants have completed the 90% design drawings and specifications for converting the existing South Hill Mall Lift Station to a gravity pipe system. The Cafaro Development Group (this is the South Hill Mall ownership) has reviewed the 90% design documents and agreed to the proposed pipe alignment. Currently, the City is working with Cafaro to finalize and obtain the necessary temporary construction easements as well as the Right of Entry document necessary to complete the bid specifications. It is our hope this project will be ready to go to advertisement in early 2017.