Eden Terrace Water Line Project Update

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A major waterline project is underway along Eden Terrace and Myrtle Drive in Rock Hill. The first step of the project includes removing trees and installing erosion control measures along Eden Terrace, from Mt. Gallant Road to University Drive. Additionally, pipes will be delivered and laid out along the route, causing intermittent traffic delays. At project completion, the majority of plantings that were removed will be replaced with new trees and shrubbery of similar type. 

The total project, installation of a new 24-inch water main, will occur in three phases and is expected to take approximately nine months. The new water main will be installed along Eden Terrace beginning at the Mount Gallant Road intersection, extend along Eden Terrace to the intersection of Myrtle Drive, and proceed along Myrtle Drive to the intersection with Charlotte Avenue.

When complete, the water main is expected to improve water flow and help maintain pressure for customers served by that water main. Residents can direct project questions to Rick Carter, Project Manager, at 803-325-2694 or by email at rick.carter@cityofrockhill.com.

Project Map (pdf)

Landscape Plan (pdf)

Project Details:

Phases 1 & 2: Eden Terrace (Mount Gallant Road to Myrtle Drive)

A new, larger water line on Eden Terrace will be installed outside the existing South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) road right-of-way.  Existing waterlines and customer services along this section are in good condition and will remain in service. New waterlines will connect to existing mains at several locations to improve flow.  Because the water main will be constructed outside the pavement, some trees and shrubbery will be removed to accommodate the construction. 

Phase 1—The first phase of the Eden Terrace construction includes waterline installation between Mount Gallant Road and University Drive.  Once installed, the waterline will be tested and placed into service.  Restoration of sidewalks, trails and grassing for the areas disturbed by the construction will be completed soon after this portion of the line is placed in operation.

Phase 2—The second phase of the Eden Terrace construction will include the installation of the water main between University Drive and Myrtle Drive.  Once installed, the waterline will be tested and placed into service.  Restoration of sidewalks, trails and grassing for the areas disturbed by the construction will be completed soon after this portion of the line is placed in operation. The water main installation will primarily occur in Winthrop University’s Farm/Athletic area.  A few trees will be removed and replaced to accommodate the construction.  Depending on when trees are removed, replacement planting may be delayed until the weather cools (fall, winter, or early spring).

Phase 3 Construction: Myrtle Drive (Eden Terrace to Charlotte Avenue)

The existing waterline and services along this section of Myrtle Drive need to be replaced due to the age of the pipes. 

The third phase of the Eden Terrace construction will include installing the new waterline under the road pavement, with new services to each property.  The service work includes the installation of new piping from the water main to the meter, installing a new meter box and meter, and tying back to the customer’s service line that leads to the house.  The customer tie-ins will be made after the new waterline is installed, tested and permitted for service.  We don’t expect any trees or landscaping will be removed or disturbed for this portion of the work.  However, depending on the location of the existing meter box, we may choose to move the replacement meter box to a new location to avoid damaging existing landscaping.  We will replace any landscaping that needs to be removed with new plantings of a similar type.

Since the new construction along Myrtle Drive will be within the existing pavement limits, the City will resurface the road after construction is complete.  A temporary patch of pavement will be installed until new asphalt can be placed on the entire road.  Depending on when the work is completed, paving may be delayed until warmer weather.