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This project will install gravity sewer mains to allow 143 homes to decommission their aging septic systems.


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The Desert Woods and Neighborhood Extension Project (NEP) is the first construction phase of the Septic to Sewer Conversion Program. This project includes installing gravity sewer mains on Desert Woods Drive, King Solomon Court, King Hezekiah Way, Greenmont Drive, 15th Street, Hollis Lane, and within the Nottingham Square Subdivision. The City will also decommission two pump stations (Nottingham No. 1 and Simplicity).

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This project is funded by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). 


PROJECT AREA

Map of the Desert Wood and Neighborhood Extension project area.

TENTATIVE PROJECT SCHEDULE

  1. King Hezekiah Way: COMPLETE
  2. Desert Woods Drive (from Orion Drive to Greenmont Drive):  COMPLETE
  3. Desert Woods Drive (from Greenmont Drive to 15th Street): IN CONSTRUCTION - Spring/Summer 2020
  4. King Solomon Court:  IN CONSTRUCTION - Spring/Summer 2020
  5. 15th Street:  Summer/Fall 2020
  6. Hollis Lane:  Summer/Fall 2020
  7. Nottingham Square Subdivision/King Richard Court:  Summer/Fall 2020
  8. Greenmont Drive: Spring/Fall/Winter 2020


PROJECT UPDATES

Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way - Segment 1 (COMPLETE)

Segment 1, located on a portion of Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way, pictured below, is substantially complete.  Property owners on Segment 1 were issued a Notice of Operational Completion (NOC) in the mail on April 27, 2020. Property owners can connect to public sewer.

Desert Woods Drive - Segment 2 (IN CONSTRUCTION)

Segment 2, located on Desert Woods Drive between Greenmont Drive and 15th Street, pictured below, is in construction and anticipated to be complete by mid-June 2020. For information regarding schedule, traffic detours, and what to expect during construction, see the Segment 2 Construction Facts Sheet.

Property owners on Segment 2 will be issued a Notice of Operational Completion (NOC) in the mail when the sewer is active and ready to be discharged to. Property owners will not be permitted to connect to the sewer before the City issues the NOC.

A map depicting the proposed sewer and project segment boudaries between 15th St and Greenmont Dr, and the existing Southeast Interceptor location along Orion Dr for Desert Woods Drive - Segment 2.

King Solomon Court - Segment 3 (IN CONSTRUCTION)

Segment 3, located on King Solomon Court, pictured below, is in construction and anticipated to be complete by mid-June 2020. For information regarding the schedule, traffic detours, and what to expect during construction, please see the Segment 3 Construction Facts Sheet.

Property owners on Segment 3 will be issued a Notice of Operational Completion (NOC) in the mail when the sewer is active and ready to be discharged to. Property owners will not be permitted to connect to the sewer before the City issues the NOC.

A map depicting the proposed sewer and project segment boudaries along King Solomon Ct , and the existing Southeast Interceptor location along Orion Dr for King Solomon Court - Segment 3.

Greenmont Drive - Segment 4 (IN CONSTRUCTION)

Segment 4, located on a portion of Greenmont Drive pictured below, is in construction and anticipated to be complete by mid-June 2020. For information regarding the schedule, traffic detours, and what to expect during construction, please see the Segment 4 Greenmont Drive Facts Sheet.

Property owners on Segment 4 will be issued a Notice of Operational Completion (NOC) in the mail when the sewer is active and ready to be discharged to. Property owners will not be permitted to connect to the sewer before the City issues the NOC.

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN

Effective May 4, 2020 Through Mid-June 2020

February 13th, 2020 - Desert Woods Segment 2 Open House

Desert Woods Segment 2 Open House

Thursday, February 13th, 2020, from 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Larkspur Community Center (formerly the Senior Center) - 1600 SE Reed Market Rd. Bend, OR 97702

The Open House for the next phase, Desert Woods between Greenmont Dr. and 15th Street, is scheduled at the Larkspur Community Center (formerly the Senior Center). A postcard was mailed to residents along this segment on the week of February 3rd.

Discussion topics will include construction impacts, traffic control, and sewer service stub out locations. We will stake the sewer service locations prior to the meeting for property owners to review. Please review the stake before coming to the open house, and let us know if you need the location adjusted.

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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • 1 What are the benefits of converting to City sewer?

  • 2 When will I be required to connect to City sewer?

  • 3 How are Neighborhood Extension Projects chosen?

  • 4 How much money is available for the Septic to Sewer Conversion Projects, and what can the money be used for?

  • 5 What is the process to decommission a septic system and how much does it cost?

  • 6 After a sewer project is completed, when will I be able to connect to sewer?

  • 7 If I signed the Neighborhood Extension Project application and sell my house, does the new buyer have to connect within 2 years?

  • 8 Will I be guaranteed a gravity sewer connection?

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