Infrastructure Improvements

by | Feb 27, 2023 | Around Town, Online Exclusives, Pender County

Pender County breaks ground on new water tower and well fields.

Pender County officials broke ground at the construction site of a new elevated water tank and well fields on February 17.

“This infrastructure project is important to Pender County,” says Jackie Newton, chair of the Pender County Board of County Commissioners. “We’re increasing the water capacity in Hampstead and Scotts Hill by approximately 750,000 gallons per day and most importantly will improve fire flow in the Scotts Hill area.”

The Pender County Utilities projects includes construction of a new 500,000-gallon elevated water tank and three well facilities.

Pender Water Tower NC

“The tank and one well will be located adjacent to Pender EMS & Fire Station 18 in Scotts Hill,” says Kenny Keel, Pender County utilities director.

The additional two wells will be constructed adjacent to South Topsail Elementary School on Hoover Road and at the existing Hampstead elevated water tank on U.S. Highway 17 near Topsail High School.

“We are appreciative of the collaboration with Pender Fire and EMS co-location of the tank and well in Scotts Hill,” says David Andrews, Pender County manager.

The total project cost is $13,187,000 and has a scheduled completion date of May 12, 2024.

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