The Engineering Department conducts efforts in five areas:
- Construction Administration and Inspection
- Design Services
- Geographic Information System (GIS)
- Private Development Coordination including Construction Plan Review
- Street Maintenance-Powell Bill
The Department also offers input and guidance on the Town's water supply and distribution, wastewater treatment-WSACC, and applying for grants.
Water & Sanitary Sewer Design & Construction Specifications
The Town uses the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County (WSACC) specifications.
View the Fiscal Year 2019 Schedule of Fees.
Engineering responsibilities include plan review, reviewing applicable permits and encroachment agreements related to development applications and observing the construction of new public infrastructure to ensure compliance with local, State and federal regulations. The Department compiles final engineered as-built/record drawings of new water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure.
This Department maintains a frequent communication relationship with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County (SACC), several divisions of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) and Cabarrus County.
Capital Improvement Projects (CIP)
It is the Engineering Department's responsibility for all capital improvement projects as directed and approved by Town Council to:
- Acquire permits
- Prepare specifications
- Secure rights-of-way
As these projects impact local residents, the Department maintains communication and explains the relevance and purpose of the intended projects with local residents.
The Department maintains communication with several agencies as they relate with the Town’s:
- City of Charlotte
- City of Concord
- Duke Energy
- Others as needed
- Piedmont Natural Gas
- Time Warner Cable