The Western Intake Partnership (WIP) will engage in fieldwork on and directly adjacent to Jordan Lake beginning the week of October 24. This work for the Jordan Lake Water Supply Project is expected to last for several months. Consultants associated with the project will begin fieldwork on Jordan Lake and nearby land being considered for a raw water intake and raw water pump station. The sites being considered are properties located along or near the lake, operated by North Carolina State Parks or owned by OWASA. These are two critical components of the Partnership’s water supply project, which is currently in Phase 1.
Fieldwork will occur at a few selected areas in the Vista Point State Recreational Area, as well as on property adjacent to the Park owned by Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA). Although most of the field activities will be conducted at sites away from the lake and visitors to state park facilities, visitors to Vista Point State Recreation Area (west side of Jordan Lake) and Ebenezer Church State Recreation Area (east side of Jordan Lake) as well as recreational boaters in Jordan Lake may observe some activity. The WIP consulting team will occasionally use watercrafts to perform surveys and studies on the lake. These operations on the water and at park facilities will not cause much noise or disruption of activities for those who use Jordan Lake and Vista Point for recreational purposes.