Raw Water Intake Improvements

The purpose of the Raw Water Intake Improvement project was to replace an existing raw water intake for the City of Lenoir’s Water Treatment Plant. The plant is permitted by the North Carolina Division of Environmental Health, Public Water Supply Section (NCDEHPWSS) to withdraw and treat up to 12 MGD. The new raw water intake has been designed to withdraw 18 MGD from Lake Rhodhiss. Although the water treatment plant itself will not be able to treat that amount until future improvements to the water treatment plant have been completed and approved by NCDEHPWSS, the new raw water intake provides for that future improvement.

The construction of the intake consists of two (2) passive intake screens; two (2) 36-inch diameter intake pipes; a 45-ft deep wet well, and raw water pump station.

Grant funding for this project included grants from the Golden Leaf foundation and the NC Rural Center.

PWS ID#: 01-14-010
W. Lane Bailey, City Manager
City of Lenoir, North Carolina 
801 West Avenue Lenoir, North Carolina 28645
Phone: 828-757-2200

Wesley D. Wightman, P. E. Project Engineer
McGill Associates, P.A.
1240 19th Street Lane NW
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: 828-328-3870

 Gallery Photos: City of Lenoir Public Utilities