By this time next year, more than 100 homeowners who are currently getting their water from wells will be connected to the city of Gainesville water system.
A $1 million water main extensions and improvement project is expected to get started at the end of July or early August, Jason Perry, a civil engineer with the city’s Department of Water Resources, said Thursday. Perry said the project is expected to be completed in about 10 months.
Mid-South Builders Inc. of Lithonia submitted on May 25 the lowest acceptable bid of $1,090,110, Perry said at a Gainesville City Council work session.
Almost four miles of water main will be installed, benefiting about 130 properties, according to Perry.
“These are predominantly people who have petitioned the city,” Perry said. “Some of these people have been on the extension list for a while, so it’s good to get it done.”
A resolution authorizing award of the construction contract to Mid-South Builders will be in the consent agenda at Tuesday’s regular city council meeting.
The resolution indicates that the total expenditure on the project shall not exceed $1,317,000.
Perry said the upgrades will be focused on the east and southeast sections of Hall County.