Budget: $4,591,546 Summary: This project area is part of the 3,000 acre Efland/Buckhorn/Mebane Utility Planning Area and comprises over 800 acres of economic development land use. This area is generally located along a 3-mile corridor south of I-85/I-40 and north of West Ten/Bowman Roads. A gravity sewer ‘backbone’ system is being installed that will flow back to the City of Mebane. In addition, 16 inch water mains will be installed that support an additional 900 acres with new and enhanced water supply and fire flow. These facilities are strategically placed within prime development areas consistent with intergovernmental and community planning study areas and agreements. Also, proactive rezoning through the BOCC in these areas has made the location more competitive when vying for targeted business and industry. Further, this is an important phase of the utility master plan that will also create some of the infrastructure to allow the sewer flow from Efland to be redirected to Mebane.