South Hill Mall Lift Station

The South Hill Mall Lift Station Project consists of eliminating the existing sanitary sewer lift station and modifying the existing collection system to redirect flows by gravity pipe to the downstream conveyance system. The lift station has been in operation for 26 years and in the spring of 2015 the force main failed, requiring emergency repairs. The location  of the main break was near another break that occurred in 2014.

​These multiple failures of the force main raised concerns that ongoing maintenance and repair costs will be necessary to keep the lift station in operation. Removing the lift station will eliminate these emergency related costs and also create the opportunity to redirect flows away from the Bradley Lake conveyance system. It is generally more cost effective to maintain and operate a gravity sewer system versus a pressure system.