Project Status: Underway - Construction
Estimated Cost: $280 million
Start Date: October 2016
Estimated End Date: October 2020
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.
Henrico County will complete Phase II of the project, in which Colonial Pipeline Company and Dominion Virginia Power are relocating their existing utilities from the reservoir pool to outside the reservoir footprint by end of 2016. Contractors also completed erecting a communications tower and road system.
Phase III of the project begins in October 2016 with a bid process for the construction of 2 earthen dams and all the facilities which will support this massive facility. Construction of the dams and facilities is scheduled to begin in March 2017.
Progress to Date
Utility Clearing – Began in July 2015 and completed in February 2016
Utility Relocation – Began in March 2016 and will be completed by the end of 2016