Cobbs Creek Reservoir
Project Status: Underway - Utility Relocation
Estimated Cost: $40 million
Start Date: March 2016
Estimated End Date: October 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.
Henrico County has completed Phase II of the project, which saw contractors clear the new utility corridor for Colonial Pipeline Company and Dominion Virginia Power so these two companies can move their existing utilities from the reservoir pool to outside the reservoir footprint. Contractors also completed erecting a communications tower and road system.
Currently, Colonial Pipeline Company has hired a contractor to begin installing a two new gas lines. It is anticipated that Colonial Pipeline will complete this relocation by September 2016. Upon completion of the new gas lines, Dominion Virginia Power will begin relocated their overhead power lines.
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.
Progress to Date
Utility Clearing – Began in July 2015 and completed in February 2016