12 Oaks Pump Station Upgrade FAQ

What will the Upgrade Involve?

The pump station currently has one underground storage tank (wet well) and two underwater (submersible) pumps. The upgrade will install a second wet well, two more submersible pumps, and electrical and mechanical components necessary to run the additional infrastructure.

When Will Construction Take Place?

 Construction is anticipated to occur between April – December 2022, barring any unforeseen delays or challenges. Work will take place between 7 AM a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Will There Be Traffic?

 Residents can expect construction-related equipment near the pump station throughout the duration of the project.  The town and contractor will work together to communicate deliveries ahead of time, as much as possible.

Will the Site Footprint Change?

No. The size of the pump station site will not increase. The upgrade was anticipated with the 2006 construction, and the area needed for the upgrade was included in the original design.

Will More Area Be Served?

No – the size of the pump station drainage basin will not increase. The pump station was designed to capture flow from the natural drainage area when it was first designed in 2006.

Will the Station be Louder?

Not necessarily once construction is complete, the additional pumps will be kept underwater and underground. Therefore, the noise from additional infrastructure will be minimal. The Town will assess noise levels after construction is complete and will take efforts to evaluate and address noise levels as needed. 

Will There Be More Odor?

No. There is an existing odor control system at the pump station that can be adjusted to treat additional wastewater flow. 

How Can I Learn More?

Visit www.hollyspringsnc.gov/pumpstation, email utilitiesinfrastructure@hollyspringsnc.gov, or call Holly Springs Utilities & Infrastructure at (919) 577-3150.