Fayetteville Road Interceptor, Pump Station, and Force Main

Project Type:
Durham, North Carolina


In the mid-2000’s, the Southpoint area of Durham was experiencing a high level of growth, spurred by the development of the Streets at Southpoint mall.  The City of Durham needed an analysis of the sewer basin that served this area to ensure efficient conveyance of all future wastewater flows from the area.


McAdams analyzed a 2,500 acre sewer basin and prepared the Sewer Master Plan for the Southeast Durham basin off of Fayetteville Road in order to serve the growing demand in the Southpoint area of Durham.    The team evaluated the build-out scenario for the basin in close consultation with City and the Master Sewer Plan was presented to City of Durham. As a result of the Sewer Master Plan, the City of Durham eliminated the Massey Chapel Pump Station and a 21” interceptor was determined sufficient to serve build-out flow of the basin.  McAdams designed 2,700 LF of 21”,  1,600 LF of 18” interceptor, and a 3,380 gpm dry well/wet well capsular type regional pump station with 1,900 LF of 16” force main.  The McAdams Company design team obtained the necessary permits from NCDENR and encroachment agreements from NCDOT. The McAdams Company team also conducted regular inspections of the pump station and interceptor construction while providing guidance to City and contractor for successful completion of the project. The pump station was put in service in 2008.