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Desert Woods & Neighborhood Extension Projects

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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).



Map of the Desert Wood and Neighborhood Extension project area.


  1. Desert Woods Drive:  Winter/Spring 2020
  2. King Hezekiah Way: Winter/Spring 2020
  3. King Solomon Court:  Spring/Summer 2020
  4. 15th Street:  Summer/Fall 2020
  5. Hollis Lane:  Summer/Fall 2020
  6. Nottingham Square Subdivision/King Richard Court:  Summer/Fall 2020
  7. Greenmont Drive: Fall/Winter 2020


Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way

Segment 1 located on a portion of Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah way, pictured below, is anticipated for construction in mid-January 2020 through mid-March 2020.  This Construction Facts Sheet includes information regarding the schedule, traffic detours, and what to expect during construction.

Property owners on Segment 1 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 NOC is issued by the City.
















Traffic Control Plan (January 17th through mid-March, 2020)

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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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