Installing sewers to serve the Historic Rogers Road Area

June 9, 2017





Tuesday June 20, 2017 5:30 PM

RENA Community Center, 101 Edgar Street, Chapel Hill

We have completed sanitary sewer system design and hired a construction contractor. Construction will begin in July and may last up to 10 or 12 months.

We cordially invite you to attend the groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, June 20th, at 5:30 p.m. to officially begin the 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 ceremony. Join us for light refreshments immediately following the event.

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

Pdf file with invitation to the groundbreaking ceremony


Community meeting on July 28, 2015: More than 50 citizens met on July 28th with representatives of the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood  Association, Orange County, the Towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill,  the Marian Cheek Jackson Center and OWASA 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.

Community meeting on April 24, 2017: More than 40 citizens met with representatives of the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood  Association, Orange County, the Towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill and OWASA. We provided information on the project schedule and location and types of construction activity expected, and answered questions about marking the location of utilities to help avoid damaging them during construction, and about allowable uses of OWASA's sewer easements on private property.

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

‚ÄčOctober 9, 2015 project update

November 23, 2015 project update

Pdf with invitation to the groundbreaking ceremony