Members of BLRWD’s Board approved a bid for the line work to United Pipeline of Tompkinsville for $452,535. They also approved a bid for the new water tank to Kentucky Glass-Lined Tank Systems, Inc., of Lexington for $368,498.
BLRWD officials said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development now needs to approve the paperwork on the two bids, which typically takes 60 – 90 days.
BLRWD Manager Terry Goins said the biggest advantage for the improvement project will be that power outages won’t result in water outages for the roughly 500 customers in Cerulean and Gracey. He explained that the pump feed will be replaced by a gravity feed from a larger 300,000 gallon tank, which will be installed at a much higher elevation.
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