seeks bids for new water line
By Katie Smedley
February 10, 2006 | CORNISH -- The Town Council voted
Tuesday to accept bids for a water project to be reviewed
by JUB Engineers.
The current water line, on 4800 West, is made of cast
iron and in the winter frequently breaks, said Amy Murphy,
Murphy said the new water line will replace 5,711 feet
of pipe. The estimated cost of the new water line is
$200,000. A loan of approximately $130,000 will be taken
out from the State Drinking Water Division and a grant
of about $82,000 will cover the rest.
Once the bids are reviewed by the engineers to make
sure they meet all specifications, there will be a formal
acceptance of the bid which will take place Feb. 16.
The lowest bid will be taken and contracted to complete
The water project begins once weather permits and is
estimated to take two months to complete, said Murphy.
The state is also requiring repair of the old storage
tank, which has several openings and needs to be sealed
No additional costs will be added for repair of the
The water project will include new meters to measure
water usage, said Murphy.