Clayton Pipeline Gains Momentum

Town Of Clayton LogoBy Laura Crosio

The town of Clayton has moved another step forward in finalizing the construction of a sewer pipeline to Raleigh. On June 1, Johnston County Commissioners approved amending an agreement made in 2007 between Clayton and the city for wastewater treatment. The county had to approve the change because a previous agreement to use capacity at a Raleigh treatment center had been transferred to Clayton, said County Manager Rick Hester.

Johnston County will now not have any involvement with Clayton or Raleigh for waste water treatment. Clayton will now deal directly with the City of Raleigh, including paying all fees, to treat sewage at Raleigh’s Neuse River plant until 2027.

“I am pleased with the action of the County Commissioners to approve amendment to our utilities agreement,” said Clayton town manager Steve Biggs. “Amendment of our agreement with the City of Raleigh is crucial to our ability to meet the long term service needs for the north side of Clayton and the action taken by the County will allow us to move forward on this very important project.”

Biggs said the north side of town includes areas from Covered Bridge Road east to Hwy 42 and adjacent to the Neuse River. The town is now ready to resume work on the pipeline after it had been put on hold a decade ago due to the recession.