Patton Avenue Water Distribution Project
Patton Avenue Water Distribution Project
The Patton Avenue Water Distribution project is located along Patton Avenue (US-19) between Florida Avenue and Haywood Road. This project includes 7,000 feet of 24-inch waterline along with the installation of a 36-inch incasement pipe for a trenchless crossing of Patton Ave at New Leicester Highway.
The project was identified as a needed distribution system improvement. The new 24” transmission main will replace an undersized and aging existing transmission line. The system improvement will provide the ability to supply more water to the growing western portion of Asheville & Buncombe County, it will provide additional water capacity for fire fighting needs along its service area and will reduce the number of water line breaks requiring repair along Patton Ave.
With the installation of a waterline of this size comes many obsiticals. As the project progress, many areas of the waterline are installed at depths of 8 to 15 feet with one 200 foot section installed at 26 feet deep under the intersection of New Leicester Hwy & Patton Ave by a trenchless boring.
The project bids were opened on February 24, 2022 and was awarded to T.P. Howard Plumbing at $6.3 million with a total of 550 days to complete the project. The project construction started on September 6, 2022 and is slated to be completed on or around March 9, 2024.
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Project Advertisement - January 13, 2022
Bid Opening - February 24, 2022
Project was awarded to TP Howard Plumbing at $6.3 million.
Project Construction Start - September 6, 2022
Construction started on the eastern end of the project at 805 Patton Ave.
Crossing Florida Ave - September 26, 2022
Crossing North Louisiana Ave - January 15, 2023
Bore Under Patton Ave at New Leicester Hwy
This is the location of a 36-inch incasement pipe installed 26ft deep under Patton Ave
Receiving Pit at Allan's Pawn
A receiving pit is required to remove the cutting head for the boring machine where the encasement ends.
About Asheville Water Resources
The City of Asheville provides water to approximately 60,000 service connections for residential customers, businesses and industries. The City owns 22,000 acres of forested mountain watershed surrounding our primary reservoirs, making it one of the largest municipally owned watersheds in the United States. To manage such an important resource and public service, Asheville Water Resources has a vigorous program of ongoing maintenance and system improvement. This includes:
Water Resources leak detection crews, which rove the system, “listening” for potential underground pipe leaks so they can be addressed before a break occurs.
GIS data analysis of areas with frequent breaks, which then become prioritized for pipe replacement as Capital Projects initiatives.
As new Neighborhood water line enhancement projects get started they, will be listed on the Water Department Web Page.
For more information, visit the Water Resources webpage on the City of Asheville website.
For questions regarding the Patton Avenue Distribution water line project, please contact Mark Letterman at (828)232-4589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or if you are experiencing other water issues separate from the project please call Customer Service at (828)251-1122.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, this waterline project will help the City of Asheville provide more water to the western part of the city & county once its completed.
No - All waterline work is being constructed outside of the right-of-way for Patton Ave. All of the construction is taking place on private property in easements that the City purchased.
Yes - With this project most side streets off Patton will be crossed with an open cut to install the new waterline. These crossing will mostly be done at night.
Yes - The contractor will be working with each buisness to have the least amount of impact as possible during working hours.
Yes - Once the new line is installed and active, the contractor will work with each buisness to cordinate & schedule a time for the planned outage to transfer the old service line to the new main. These scheduled outage times can very depending on the size of water service to a buisness.