Groundbreaking scheduled for Rogers Road Water and Sewer Project

The governing bodies of Orange County and the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Historic Rogers Road Community Water and Sewer Project on Tuesday, June 20, at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited.

The Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association (RENA), in collaboration with Orange County, the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA), will host the ceremony. Join us for light refreshments immediately following the event, which will be held at the RENA Community Center (101 Edgar Street, Chapel Hill).

The Rogers Road - Eubanks Road Neighborhood straddles Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The area housed the Orange County landfill for more than 40 years. Responding to advocates for environmental justice, the landfill closed in 2013.

In December, 2016, the governments of Orange County, Carrboro, and Chapel Hill authorized the expenditure of funding for the construction of water and sewer service in the area. A Request for Qualifications was issued by OWASA in the winter, and the contract has been awarded to Moffat Pipe. Construction is set to begin in July.

The governments of Orange County, and the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, are collaborating on the effort. Orange County and Chapel Hill are each providing 43 percent of the funding while Carrboro is paying for 14 percent. OWASA will oversee the construction and will assume maintenance and operational costs when the project is finished.