PSJ commissioners approve water study

Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 09:20 AM.

The contract for the study, between the city’s engineers Preble Rish and subcontractor CDM Smith, which designed the new plant, is capped at $60,000 and Commissioners Rex Buzzett and Bill Kennedy said in conversations with David Kozan of CDM it was indicated some components of the study may come in under budget.

The scope of the work, Kennedy noted, is being dictated in large measure by the water management district.

“We may end needing some money at the end to tie up loose ends,” Buzzett said. “We want to do this as economically as possible.”

A resident questioned why not wait until line replacement – currently in the first of three phases to replace 20 miles of line – to perform the study.

“We know no matter what we do with the distribution system we still know we have problems with certain house plumbing, certain situations,” Kennedy said. “We just don’t know what that is.”

Magidson added, “We have to figure out what is going on because there is no rhyme or reason to it.”

At the recommendation of water plant manager Larry McLamma, commissioners are going to examine the vegetation growing along certain sections of the freshwater canal to consider bringing down some pine trees and other vegetation.



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