Posted: Monday, September 9th 2013 at 11:52pm
Mt. Airy continues to pursue main water line replacement
By Rob Moore Editor
MT. AIRY - The Mt. Airy Town Council on Monday heard from an official of one of the firms interested in replacing the main water line through town.
Jim Aton, vice president of Hayes, James & Associates Inc. of Norcross, estimated the total construction cost at $342,821.27, with services (water line design, EPD review and response to comments, environmental information document, application for GEFA funds, Habersham County right-of-way permit, contractor selection/bidding, and construction phase services) totaling $34,610.40.
Aton's proposal also included charges for additional reimbursable expenses such as transportation at $0.75 per mile, and in-house reproduction cost for working drawings and plans.
The current water main along Dicks Hill Parkway is asbestos cement pipe installed 70 years ago.
"We are talking about replacing pipes that were put in back in the late 1940s," said Mayor Gary Morris. "They have just really been needing replaced for some time. We've talked about it for years and we've got three architectural firms that are giving us engineering bids on these, and we're going to make a decision on which direction we need to go.
"Hopefully next year we'll begin the project, and it will take somewhere around six to eight months to complete," Morris said. "We've got some of the money that's already been allocated. We're looking at ways to get the money to do the rest of it."
Morris said the town will select a firm within the next two months. The firm selected then will handle the bid process to find the contractor to perform the work.
© Copyright 2013 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.