12 Oaks Pump Station Upgrade

The Town of Holly Springs is upgrading the pump station located at 779 Ancient Oaks Drive. This pump station helps transfer wastewater to the town’s treatment plant. While the infrastructure located within the pump station site will be improved as part of this project to serve the area’s drainage basin, the pump station site boundaries will remain the same.

Construction

  • The notice to proceed was issued in April 2022. Construction is anticipated to begin in mid to late May and continue through the end of 2022.
  • Construction hours will be limited to 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  • Residents near the pump station can expect to hear construction-related noise during these hours, and the town’s contractor will minimize noise as much as possible. Residents also can expect construction-related equipment at the pump station throughout the duration of the project, as well as construction vehicles at the pump station.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Will the Upgrade Involve?

The pump station currently has one underground storage tank (wet well) and two underwater (submersible) pumps. The upgrade will install a second wet well, two more submersible pumps, and electrical and mechanical components necessary to run the additional infrastructure.

When Will Construction Take Place?

Construction is anticipated to occur between April through December 2022, barring any unforeseen delays or challenges. Work will take place between 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Will There Be Traffic?

Residents can expect construction-related equipment near the pump station throughout the duration of the project. The town and contractor will work together to communicate deliveries ahead of time, as much as possible.

Will the Site Footprint Change?

No. The size of the pump station site will not increase. The upgrade was anticipated with the 2006 construction, and the area needed for the upgrade was included in the original design.

Will More Area Be Served?

No. The size of the pump station drainage basin will not increase. The pump station was designed to capture flow from the natural drainage area when it was first designed in 2006.

Will the Station be Louder?

Not necessarily once construction is complete; the additional pumps will be kept underwater and underground. Therefore, the noise from additional infrastructure will be minimal. The Town will assess noise levels after construction is complete and will take efforts to evaluate and address noise levels as needed. 

Will There Be More Odor?

No. There is an existing odor control system at the pump station that can be adjusted to treat additional wastewater flow. 

How Can I Learn More?

Email utilitiesinfrastructure@hollyspringsnc.gov, or call Holly Springs Utilities & Infrastructure at (919) 577-3150.