Sewer upgrades starting in August
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:46 AM
Almost $1 million will flow into the Grendel Mill Village in Greenwood this summer. The upgrades, scheduled to begin by the end of August, will replace and relocate 4,600 feet of sewer lines under Baldwin, Jordan, Klugh and Pelzer streets.
Greenwood Metro General Manager George Martin said the upgrades are sorely needed in the Grendel Mill Village.
“Those lines are all 70, 80 years old,” he said. “They’re clay and so they have a lot of joints where it’s very easy for roots to get in and cause blockages.”
The Greenwood Metro Board of Commissioners voted 6-0 to accept the lowest of three bids submitted for the project. Moorhead Construction Inc. of Belton submitted a low bid of $966,925. Other bids came from Chandler Construction for $1,194,296 and Dillard Excavating for $1,960,615.
“The best part about this is that we received a $500,000 (Community Block Development Grant),” Martin said. “So we’re getting almost $1 million in work for half that.”
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