Vest WTP to Franklin WTP Water Pipe Project

  • Project typeWater
  • Project budget​To be determined
  • Project phaseCurrent Status: Construction

Project Updates

Updates 2023


Upcoming Construction

Clearing the area for construction is expected to begin in mid-September. Crews will begin work along the sections of the alignment that are in streets (see map). All access will be maintained for residents and businesses along the alignment.

Residents and businesses along the alignment will see varying levels of construction. Please note, construction schedules are subject to change due to weather and other unexpected events.



Community Meeting: July 13

Join us Thursday, July 13, between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for a community meeting to learn more about the upcoming project and construction timelines. During the meeting, project representatives will share more details about the project and construction timelines.

Meeting address:
LC Coleman Park
1501 McDonald St., Charlotte NC 28216

Project Overview

Vest Franklin Map

Charlotte Water has finished the design phase and is entering into construction for an upcoming pipeline project in the Beatties Ford and Brookshire neighborhoods that will optimize the function of the water system in the growing community. Once completed, the new 16-inch pipeline will enhance the water treatment process for customers in the area.

• Construction start: August 2023
• Construction duration:

Contractors will install more than 16,000 linear feet of 16-inch pipe from the Vest Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to the Franklin Water Treatment Plant (WTP). This new pipeline will allow for the transfer of waste solids (residuals) from the Vest WTP to the Franklin WTP, which has larger facilities and advanced processes in place to manage the residuals.

Project Goals

• Enhance the water treatment process for customers in the area
• Eliminate the cost of a third party removing the residuals from the Vest WTP

Public Involvement

Areas near construction will be notified before fieldwork activities and construction. If there are any planned impacts to water service, customers will be notified in advance. If there is an unplanned water outage, crews will work to fix it immediately.

Construction Phase Activities

  • Clearing
  • Moving equipment on site
  • Construction traffic
  • Establishing a safe work zone
  • Road closures and detours around work