The project is a collaboration between Wooten, Edgecombe County and the Carolina Gateways Partnership. The site directly benefits Edgecombe and five surrounding counties, with a combined population of half a million people. Some select project specs include:
- 2,800 GPM Triplex Submersible Pump Station (Depth of 35’)
- 2,000 LF of 30” Gravity Sewer (Depth of 8’-22’)
- 2,300 LF of 18” Gravity Sewer (Depth of 3’-16’)
- 3,000 LF of 10” Gravity Sewer (Depth of 5’-20’)
- 21,000 LF of 16” Water Main
- 3,000 LF of 16” Water Main Relocation
- 1 Million-Gallon Elevated Water Tank Rehabilitation
- 6,300 LF of 10” Force Main
- (15) 5’ Diameter Manholes
This project has added tremendous value to Edgecombe County’s Megasite allowing our county and our region to attract additional industries and boost our area economy. With this improvement in our economy the public health, safety and welfare of our community has been positively impacted for generations to come.
— Eric Evans, Edgecombe County
Engineers planning the site were also considerate of the environment. Strict adherence to regulatory standards safeguard the nearby Tar River, classified by the Department of Environmental Quality as a protected water supply for Tarboro’s water customers.
More than a dozen stakeholders outside of state and federal permitting agencies were involved including national and international corporations. This required extensive engagement to ensure all perspectives were integrated into a plan that would satisfy expectations without limiting the growth and development of other endeavors at the park.
Eastern North Carolina is the most economically distressed region of the state, making the Kingsboro Megasite critical to broader growth. Triangle Tyre operations alone were forecast to generate $2.4 billion for the state’s economy and create up to 1,200 jobs.