Contracts awarded to begin water main extension for Oswalt Amity Area Project


The Iredell Water Corporation Board of Directors recently awarded contracts for a new water
main extension in the Oswalt Amity Area east of Troutman, NC. The project consists of
approximately 14 miles of water mains, a new elevated water tank, and two new well pump
stations in the area. Water mains will be installed on Brawley Rd, Oswalt Amity Rd, Overcash
Rd, Shinnville Rd, and Weathers Creek Rd.

The water main contract was awarded to Classic City Mechanical, Inc of Winterville, GA. The
elevated tank contract was awarded to Caldwell Tank, Inc of Louisville, KY. The well pump
stations contract was awarded to Gilbert Engineering, Inc of Statesville, NC.

Construction of the project is slated to begin within the next 30 days. The entire project has a
completion date of 365 days. WithersRavenel of Greensboro, NC is the project engineer and will
administer the entire construction process. Jordan Grant & Associates of Statesville, NC will be
the local project representative and will conduct daily inspections for the project.

Iredell Water Corporation began discussions of extending water service into this area over 15
years ago. Planning and engineering for this extension began in 2017. In total, Iredell Water’s
investment of this project into the county will be just over $5.9 million dollars. Iredell Water
Corporation’s funding for the project will be a mix of current funds, a direct loan from USDARural Development, and a loan through CoBank of Colorado, which USDA-RD will also
guarantee. Thanks to Iredell County staff and Commissioner’s, Iredell County has also agreed
to partner in the project by supplying funds to provide for the installation of hydrants to aid with
fire protection in the area.

Author: Margaret Beveridge