The Stoney Creek Sewer Outfall is an infrastructure project with a total budget of $2,524,591.92. The project will consist of approximately 7100 LF of 30” sewer outfall that will connect to the existing sewer outfall that eventually flows to the Tar River Regional Treatment Plant operated by the City of Rocky Mount. The Stoney Creek Sewer Outfall is expected to be operational in the summer of 2018.
The Town of Nashville began the process of applying for grant funding in November of 2014 for the Stoney Creek Sewer Outfall. This project was a regional priority as Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients (CIFI) is a company that located to the Universal Leaf Campus off NC 58 N. and produces sweet potato ingredients for various products. CIFI began discussions with both Nash County and the Town of Nashville about operating a new industrial facility that will need roughly 90,000 gallons per day (GPD) of sewer in Phase 1, an additional 88,500 GPD in Phase 2, and then an additional 11,200 GPD in Phase 3. The existing industrial park, where this industry will locate, currently flows to the Elm Street Lift Station. With only approximately 25,000 GPD of sewer capacity remaining, there is not enough capacity to allow this industry to develop.
The Stoney Creek Sewer Outfall aims to alleviate the Elm Street Lift Station sewer capacity limitations, while planning for the future growth of our community. The proposed sewer outfall will allow present and future sewer flows to be routed around the existing Elm Street Sewer Lift Station which is currently running at approximately 90% capacity. The Elm Street Lift Station currently receives sewer flows from Nash County which services a large industrial property just north of the town, the prison, and a majority of downtown. The Elm Street Station is by far the largest Sewer Lift Station operated by the Town of Nashville and was rehabbed in 2002 to accommodate the addition of Universal Leaf. The Lift Station was rehabbed again in 2008 to accommodate continued commercial and industrial growth within the Town of Nashville. The current condition of the Lift Station leaves very little capacity to allow for future development and is currently limiting the Town of Nashville and Nash County’s ability to add much needed industries and jobs as a result.