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The Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District provides water treatment, water distribution, sanitary wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment services for all of Roanoke Rapids, Gaston and several areas outside the district boundaries. Approximately 25,000 people are served through over 8,500 service connections.

The water supply for the District is from the Roanoke Rapids Lake with back-up capabilities from the Roanoke River. The water treatment plant has a design capacity of 12 million gallons per day and a pumping capacity of 10 million gallons per day. The District has 5.00 million gallons of storage capacity.

The District's wastewater treatment plant has a design capacity of 8.34 million gallons per day. The system has five pumping stations.


 

Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District

1000 Jackson Street

P. O. Box 308

Roanoke Rapids, N. C. 27870

(252) 537-9137

The Sanitary District is a unit of local government established by the General Statutes of the State of North Carolina.

The Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District is governed by a three member Board of Commissioners who is elected to 2-year terms.

The purpose for which the District was formed is to (1) promote public health, safety, and welfare through the improvement of the quality and quantity of the drinking water delivered to the public and (2) protect environmental health by collecting and removing pollutants in the wastewater generated by community users.

The Sanitary District operates out of four locations:

  • Administrative Office - 1000 Jackson Street
  • Water Treatment Plant 21 Vepco Street (across from paper mill)
  • Distribution & Collection Department (pipe systems) - 425 E. 11th Street
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant 135 Aqueduct Road (behind old Howell Steel Plant)

The District is comprised of the City of Roanoke Rapids, the Town of Gaston, and the unincorporated areas of Greenbriar, Lincoln Heights, West Rosemary, Lakeview, and Becker Industrial Park. Bulk sales of water are provided to the adjacent counties.

WATER TREATMENT PLANT

 Raw Water Sources: Primary Roanoke Rapids Lake. A 24 diameter main is installed through the dam and can satisfy a demand, by gravity flow, of approximately 6 million gallons per day. Booster pumps are located downstream from the dam and can provide additional water when necessary.  Secondary - Roanoke River. Dual pumps are located at the southwest end of the NC 48 bridge with a 30 supply line.

Treatment Capacity: The water filtration plant is rated at 12.5 million gallons per day (MGD) with a firm pumping capacity maximum of 10 MGD.

Water Quality: Water quality within the District meets all drinking water quality established by the State of North Carolina and/or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

In addition to daily bacterial and chemical analyses, water is analyzed for THMs, VOCs, and SOCs.

The District laboratory is certified by the State of North Carolina and performs a limited number of analyses for outside agencies.

Treatment Processes

  • Coagulation/Sedimentation alum
  • Filtration sand/anthracite/air backwash
  • Disinfection sodium hypochlorite
  • pH control - caustic soda
  • Corrosion control - polyphosphate
  • Other

Fluoride (dental caries)

 

     

Storage

Ground Tanks - 1,250,000 gal
  2,000,000 gal
Elevated Tanks
 11th St - 500,000 gallons
Rapids - 500,000 gallons
Becker  - 500,000 gallons
Gaston - 150,000 gallons

   

Pumping

 

400 hp Electric - 6 MGD
400 hp 6 MGD
250 hp 4 MGD
250 hp 3 MGD
630 hp Diesel -  7.6 MGD

     

Power

Purchased from NC Power

Emergency 750 KVA Diesel Genset

 

Staff

Personnel:  Total of 7.5 persons

                     1 - Chief Operator (ORC)

                     4 - Shift Operators

                     2 - Maintenance

                  0.5 - Relief operator (shared with wastewater plant)

 

License - all personnel are licensed by the State of North Carolina.  Six staff members hold a grade 'A' SURFACE certification; the highest in NC.

 

Experience - the 7.5 staff members account for over 125 years of experience. The youngest employee, in terms of experience, has 6 years with the District.

 

WATER TREATMENT PLANT

21 Vepco Street

Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

(252) 537-3319

 

Roanoke Rapids

Sanitary District

www.rrsd.org

 

   

Water & Wastewater Systems

Paul W. Heaton, Jr., Chair

James D. Bailey, Secretary

Gene St Clair, Member

 

Dan Brown, PE - CEO

Calvin Potter Finance Officer

 

 

Jay Bennett, ORC

 

Public Water Supply

ID# 04-42-010

 

2011 2012 Summary

Cost of Operation (FY12, unaudited)

Operations - $1,705,363
Capital Costs - $1,261,357

Total 

$2,966,720

 

Cost of Filtration

$1.0752 per 1,000 gallons

(does not include capital, administrative, or distribution costs)

 

Water Usage (source: Local Water Supply Plan)

Daily average - 5.224 MGD

Residential - 

1.364 MGD (7,710 meters)

Commercial - 0.509 MGD (816 meters)
Industrial -  1.031 MGD (18 meters)
Institutional - 0.100 MGD (53 meters)
Bulk sales -  2.054 MGD

       

Future Upgrades

Low Velocity Intake Screen, Lab Addition

Finished Water Pump Station

 

Other District Facilities

         Distribution & Collection

12 full time employees including a supervisor, 1 crew coordinator, 3 foremen, 1 meter reader and a part time field services technician

         Wastewater Treatment Plant

14.5 full time employees including a Chief operator (ORC), 5.5 shift operators, 3 lab technicians, and 5 maintenance workers

         Administrative

7 full time employees including 3 billing clerks, 1 bookkeeper, 1 engineer, 1 finance officer,     1 CEO and 1 part time clerk

 

The NCDENR Public Water Supply Section is responsible for enforcing rules and regulations pertaining to public water supply systems.

 

Mike Hicks, Senior Environmental Specialist

[mike.hicks@ncdenr.gov]

(919) 610-4601

 


The mailing address and phone number for the Chief Executive Officer is: Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District 1000 Jackson Street, Post Office Box 308 Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870. Phone: (252) 537-9137 FAX: (252) 537-3064 Mobile: (252) 885-0553 Web: www.rrsd.org

The mailing address and phone number of the Water Treatment Plant, Operator in Responsible Charge is: 1000 Jackson Street, Post Office Box 308 Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870.  The Water Treatment Plant is located at: 21 Vepco Street Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870. Phone: (252) 537-3319 FAX: (252) 537-1857

The mailing address and phone number of the Distribution/Collection Operator in Responsible Charge is: 1000 Jackson Street, Post Office Box 308 Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870. The Distribution/Collection Operations Building is located at: 425 E. 11th Street Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870. Phone: (252) 537-9747 FAX: (252) 535-2062

The mailing address and phone number of the Wastewater Treatment Plant is: 1000 Jackson Street, Post Office Box 308 Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870. The Wastewater Treatment Operations Building is located at: 135 Aqueduct Road, Weldon, North Carolina 27890. Phone: (252) 536-4884 FAX: (252) 536-4885


Each year we conduct tours of our treatment facilities for schools, civic groups and other community outreach organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Roanoke Valley. These activities have a positive impact on both the community and our operations. A similar outing is planned in the future for a media day. Please contact the business office at (252) 537-9137 to schedule your tour.


 

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