PICKENS & PINCKNEY WASTEWATER & STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS EARTHWORKS was retained by the City of Myrtle Beach to analyze and develop recommendations for improvements to the sanitary sewer and drainage systems supporting an area of the Pine Lakes Community in the Ocean Forest Section of Myrtle Beach. The area of interest is a developed section located between Pickens and Pinckney Streets. The area was originally developed in the 1940’s with a bridle path that ran along the rear of the properties leading to the horse stables that were developed with the subdivision. This bridle path was utilized for sanitary and stormwater utilities to support the residential neighborhood. The bridle path was eventually closed and the land deeded over to the individual property owners. As such, the City of Myrtle Beach has no easements or rights to maintain the utilities. The sanitary system installed in the late 1950’s is comprised of plain end vitrified clay pipe. The system has proven problematic in recent years. As such the City desired replacement of the system and upgrade of the adjacent stormwater system which due to neglect has created nuisance flooding in the upper reaches of the neighborhood. EW utilized field survey data to model the stormwater conditions and develop recommendations for sanitary sewer and stormwater improvements. EW prepared preliminary construction documents and presided over public meetings with the property owners to obtain a consensus to proceed with construction.