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Bid for Lula sewer line comes under budget
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The Lula City Council got a bargain when it awarded a bid for sewer lines to its new waste treatment facility Tuesday.

City Manager Dennis Bergin said Summit Underground Companies will complete the work for $728,000.

“We’re happy as could be with it,” Bergin said.

Bergin said not only was the awarded bid the lowest, but it came in under what the city had budgeted to spend on the project.

The line will run under Ga. 365 and will serve about 4,000 acres in a natural drainage basin.

Bergin said he hopes the project will help the local economy.

“We were very pleased that Summit is a local company, so we were able to award the contract locally as well as help to enhance the job growth as well,” he said.

Bergin thinks many temporary jobs can be created.

“There’s an estimate that says for about every mile of line you put in you create about 15 jobs,” Bergin said.
Construction is set to begin by April 1.

The waste treatment facility is planned to process 400,000 gallons per day.

The city is also leaving land available for expansion that likely will be needed within the next 20 years. If necessary, the plant can be expanded to process up to 2 million gallons per day.

Construction of the sewage treatment facility will likely begin within the next four months.

Lula will not use any SPLOST, or Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, to fund the sewer lines.

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