Detailed design of sewers to serve the Historic Rogers Road Area

April 7, 2017




Friday, April 21, 2017 4:30 PM, 
RENA Community Center, 101 Edgar Street, Chapel Hill


We have completed the design of sewers and are currently seeking bids from construction contractors. We expect sewer construction will begin in June and may last up to 10 or 12 months.

We cordially invite you to attend and to participate in a Community Meeting on Friday afternoon, April 21st, at 4:30 PM about the upcoming construction of sewers to serve the Historic Rogers Road area and some additional properties.

The Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association, in collaboration with Orange County, the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, and OWASA will host the meeting to provide information and answer questions about the extension of sewer to serve the Historic Rogers Road area.

We will provide information and receive your comments about:

  • Construction schedule and impacts – what to expect
  • Connections to sewer service – details and potential costs
  • Information about other community services of interest

If you have any questions or comments before the community meeting, please feel free to contact Vishnu Gangadharan, OWASA, at (919) 537-4248 or Information is available at 

Link to meeting invitation in pdf format


Community meeting on July 28, 2015: More than 50 citizens met on July 28th with representatives of the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Q Association, Orange County, the Towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill and the Marian Cheek Jackson Center to receive information and give feedback about plans for the sewer design and related items. For information presented by OWASA in the meeting, please click here.

Contract with Orange County for detailed designIn May 2015, Orange County hired OWASA to manage the detailed design and getting permits for sanitary sewers to serve the Historic Rogers Road Area. A consulting engineering company, AECOM, will do the detailed design. 

Preliminary engineering study (completed in May 2015)

OWASA entered into an agreement with Orange County in June 2014 to do a preliminary engineering study for sewersto serve the Historic Rogers Road Area.  The preliminary study is complete. It included field investigations, meeting with Rogers Road area leaders, reviewing and adjusting our 2012 Sewer Concept Plan and identifying alternative sewer routes.

Our consultant estimated the cost to install 3.5 miles of sewers is $5.7 million for design,
construction, etc. This estimate does not include costs for private plumbing installation, easement
acquisition or OWASA connection fees.

For more information:

  • Vishnu Gangadharan, P.E., Engineering Manager -- Capital Improvements Program, 919-537-4248 or
  • Mary Darr, P.E., Director of Engineering and Planning, 919-537-4246 or

October 9, 2015 project update

November 23, 2015 project update