Cobbs Creek Reservoir
Project Status: Underway – Utility Clearing
Estimated Cost: $5.24 million
Start Date: July 2015
Estimated End Date: March 2016
Magisterial District: Project Located Outside of Henrico
Cobbs Creek Reservoir is a regional water supply project Henrico County is designing to provide water to our customers for the next 50 years. This project is located on approximately 1800 acres in Cumberland County, VA.
Henrico County has completed Phase I of the project, which was acquisition of all the properties. County staff worked with 22 property owners to purchase the needed property. The cost of the acquisitions totaled $9.8 million, about $1 million under budget.
Currently, Henrico County has awarded the bid for Phase II of the project. Phase II will see contractors clearing the new utility corridor that will allow Colonial Pipeline Company and Dominion Virginia Power to move their existing utilities from the reservoir pool to outside the reservoir footprint. Phase II will also see a communication tower to be erected and a new road system built.
Phase III of the project is projected to begin in 2017 and will include the building of 2 earthen dams and all the facilities which will support this massive facility.