Havelock High and ECU grad named director of Public Services Department

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 03:28 PM.

Ebron will be in charge of a department of 35 employees, with whom he has already established relationships.

"We have a good bunch of guys. I’m proud of my guys, and all of them are always willing to help in any situation," he said. "We look forward to the future."

Chief on Ebron’s list of responsibilities will be the relocation of the city’s sewer discharge pipe from Slocum Creek to the Neuse River, an $11.4 million project that is expected to start in earnest next year.

"I understand how this is going to benefit the community with increased capacity of the sewer plant itself," Ebron said. "It’s a step for the future of Havelock being able to have that ability to increase that capacity when the time comes."

The project is designed to take the city’s current sewer capacity at 1.9 million gallons per day to 2.25 million gallons per day, clearing the way for potential growth in Havelock. The move also brings the sewage treatment plant up to full capacity.

The project will be the largest that Ebron has overseen. In 1998, the city completed a $6.4 million upgrade to the wastewater treatment plant while he was supervisor of the plant.

The new six-mile discharge pipe will stretch across Cherry Point to the Neuse River. Prequalification interviews with construction companies bidding for work on the project are up next, with verification of potential bidders set for November. Once started, the project could last about 15 months.

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