The project, which started in January, involved the replacement of 3,000 feet worth of sewer main from the city’s water treatment plant on Spring Street to Genesis Express on Jefferson Street, said Fowler. He added that the 12-inch and 16-inch pipes that make up the main in this area were replaced with 18-inch pipes.
“We’re upsizing our sewer replacing some of the older sewer mains, the main line that runs through town,” said Fowler.
Both phases are estimated to cost a total of roughly $850,000, and the first phase was bid out to Scott and Ritter of Bowling Green for about $392,000, Fowler, who has been with the city since 2004, said.
The city received a grant from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority for the first phase, he also said, and that the city applied for the grant in 2002. A contractor has not yet been selected for the second phase, he added.
Given that the Kentucky General Assembly has not yet passed a budget, it is not yet known when the city will get the money for the second phase, which will involve replacing 5,000 feet of sewer main from Genesis Express to the five-way stop behind Trigg County Schools, Fowler said.
The public works director said the second phase will start “as soon as we get the rest of the money. We were hoping it would be in the budget this year from the state.” He added that the state is still working on the budget.