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Western Intake Partnership

Geotechnical Subsurface Investigation Work to Begin February 16

Posted: 2/15/24

As part of the ongoing planning process for the Western Intake Partner's (WIP) Jordan Lake Water Supply Project, project team members will conduct geotechnical subsurface investigations at various locations in and around Jordan Lake. This Geotechnical Subsurface Investigational work is being conducted to evaluate pipeline routes that will transport treated water to and from the future Regional Water Treatment Facility.

As part of this Geotechnical Subsurface Investigational work, the project team will conduct drilling and sampling at various overland locations and in Jordan Lake using a barge. At each location, drilling equipment will be used to extract soil and rock samples at different depths below the ground surface. These soil and rock samples, which will be analyzed in a laboratory following collection, will provide important information about the subsurface materials, including the type of soils and rocks at different depths along the proposed pipeline routes.

This work is set to begin this Friday, February 16, and is expected to last for three weeks, weather permitting. There will be no traffic or recreational impacts on local roadways and Jordan Lake. Our project team will start by conducting site preparation work and then move on to the drilling and sample collection. All activities will be limited to weekdays 7AM – 5PM (no weekend work).

This is critical information that our project team needs to know to continue moving forward with the pipeline planning and design process. Understanding the soil and rock compositions and properties at various underground depths along the proposed pipeline routes will help our project team understand the existing underground conditions' stability, load-bearing capabilities, and drainage characteristics.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the WIP by email or by phone at (919) 379-5774.