KINGSLAND – Despite running into a few snags, Kingsland Mayor Tim McClellan said last week that he hopes to let bids on the city’s new water project by mid-October and could even possibly start construction by mid-November.
McClellan told the Kingsland City Council during its regular monthly meeting held Sept. 10 that when the engineer set the plans in to the Arkansas Department of Health for approval, they received a couple of inquiries regarding the project.
The mayor said he and the engineer both addressed those issues brought up by the Health Department but when they turned in the revisions, the Health Department came back with the same questions.
Based on that, McClellan said he and the engineer visited with the Health Department about the problems and discovered there was some confusion regarding how the project was being funded. Once that was clarified, McClellan said it’s now a matter of following up on a few more details before getting the Health Department’s final approval on the plans.
One task that needed to be accomplished was testing the water pressure of the system. McClellan said state law requires a minimum of 20 lbs. of pressure for each customer. The mayor said the city checked the pressure at about 20 locations and discovered the lowest pressure tested was at 26 lbs. and that was located near the end of the system.
McClellan said he hopes to have final approval on the water project soon so the city can begin advertising for bids by the end of the month. He did not have an estimate on how long the project would take since weather could be a factor.
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