New sewer plant could spark Moyock development

By on January 29, 2013

(Photos Courtesy of Currituck County)

A new sewage treatment plant in Moyock will help make commercial development more affordable and can be expanded for future growth, Currituck County officials say.

The $2.6 million, 99,000-gallons-a-day sewage treatment plant about 2 miles from the Virginia-North Carolina state line began operating at the beginning of the year.

Now, any commercial or residential development in the Moyock area can connect to municipal sewer services instead of having to install on-site septic systems or build their own treatment systems, said Currituck County Economic Development Director Peter F. Bishop.

“So land is now inherently more valuable in the Moyock area and certainly much more affordable to develop than before. Also, smaller sites can be better utilized and we can encourage more efficient clustering of developments,” Bishop said.

Bishop said the plant is “just the first phase of a facility that eventually will be able to handle up to 600,000 gallons a day to accommodate future growth.”

“Businesses already are excited and connecting,” Bishop said. “We expect to expand the treatment plant sooner rather than later, in response to demand.”

Tap fees for the new sewage system are $5,500 per 250-gallon increment of use for both commercial and residential customers. Average monthly fees are projected to be 1.5 times the customer’s water bills.

Last spring, the Currituck County Board of Commissioners agreed to borrow $2.7 million to build the plant on 68 acres of former farmland behind Moyock United Methodist Church, which is at 268 Caratoke Highway.

Currituck County Manager Dan Scanlon has estimated that the system should be self-sufficient and the loan paid off in three years. All county‐owned water and sewer operations are designed to pay for themselves without drawing on county property taxes.

The T.A. Loving Co. of Goldsboro, N.C., was the contractor for the sewer plant, while George Raper & Son Inc. of Camden County, N.C., extended the sewer force main.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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