The Town of Mount Pleasant announced the completion of the Wakendaw and Point Pleasant pipe rehabilitation project on Friday. The project is part of the town's five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
“We are pleased to announce the completion of our latest pipe rehabilitation project,” Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page said. “The Town is committed to protecting public health and safety through the effective management of our stormwater system designed to reduce flooding and safeguard the environment.”
The project included cleaning and inspecting 3.6 miles of stormwater pipes. It also rehabilitated 4,751 linear feet of pipes. The town installed internal liners in the old pipes, which sealed the broken joints and cracks. The pipeline rehabilitation project is intended to extend the stormwater system's usable life by another 50 years.
The town has spent $3.2 million on 9 miles of infrastructure cleaning and inspection and 5 miles of pipe rehabilitation as part of the CIP. While the Wakendaw and Point Pleasant projects are complete, the Rivertowne on the Wando, Wando East and Wando Lakes projects are ongoing. The town is also making emergency repairs after several major storm events. The town will work on a Snee Farm project and additional pipe issues in 2018.