Stormwater Projects

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The Water Resources Department implements improvements to the stormwater system to prevent flooding and property damage. Improvements include adding or repairing catch basins, pipes (excluding residential rain gutters and downspouts), drains, culverts, open ditches, creeks and rivers that carry unpolluted stormwater runoff. 


Summer Lakes Drive Storm Drainage Improvements

Overview: This project focuses on improving the storm drainage under Summer Lakes Drive in the Preston Subdivision. The existing storm drainage system is inadequately sized to for the volume of stormwater runoff at this location. As a result, adjacent private property floods during large rain events. This project was identified by citizens concerns over flooding. The project is funded through the Stormwater Capital Improvement Requests – Public Property Project (Policy Statement 146).

This project will improve the drainage under Summer Lakes Drive by replacing the existing storm drainage pipe with a larger capacity pipe. The improvements are anticipated to consist of:
  • Upsizing the existing culvert
  • Adding several street storm drains to provide adequate street drainage
  • Repaving impacted section of roadway
This project will result in a temporary road closure of Summer Lakes for a few months during construction.

Construction will begin March 11. Summer Lakes Drive is anticipated to be closed to through traffic March 14 to mid-June.


Daniel R Clinton, P.E
(919) 380-2773

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The Town's stormwater management program includes educational and regulatory initiatives to encourage environmentally sound development.

Allforth Place at Arbor Brook Dr. Storm Drainage Improvements

Overview: This project improves storm drainage under Allforth Place near the intersection with Arbor Brook Drive in the Carolina Preserve at Amberly subdivision by increasing the system’s capacity to manage the volume of stormwater runoff at this location. It is funded through the Street Storm Drainage System Rehabilitation Project.

Details: The Town is replacing a section of the existing storm drainage pipe with a larger capacity pipe and adding a parallel pipe on the opposite side of Allforth Place.

A water main will be lowered to accommodate the larger storm drainage pipe, resulting in a temporary water service interruption. The Town will notify you at least 24 hours in advance of the planned interruption if your home will be impacted.

Expect temporary road, lane, and sidewalk closures near the intersection of Allforth Place and Arbor Brook Drive during construction. Vehicle and pedestrian detours will be established and the contractor will make every effort to maintain driveway access during the project. Please refer to the map below for potentially impacted properties.

Schedule: Construction began September 2018 and will be finalized in spring 2019. 

Map of Project Area


Jan Patterson, P.E
(919) 460-4930