City of Elberton to Receive Nearly One Million Dollars Worth of Water System Improvements

June 18, 2014

Roughly one million dollars worth of water system improvements for the city of Elberton were approved Monday evening.

During a called meeting to adopt the city of Elberton’s fiscal year 2015 budget, the Elberton Mayor and Council also approved three projects for improvements to the city’s water system.

Two of the three projects were put to bid which included renovations to the water treatment plant and the replacing of outdated water mains.

For the water plant renovations, Lanier Contracting Co. was the low bidder at a price of $421,008; beating out two other bidders.

Dodd Construction Inc. was awarded the water main replacement project at a cost of $477,550.

The third project was for new water filter plant flow controls, which according to City Manager Lanier Dunn, had to be approved in advanced by GEFA.

“The last one is a sole source that had to be approved by GEFA in advance and it was approved”, said Dunn. “We already have flow meters, so we basically have to get the same brand or else what you have spent money on in the past, you can’t redo that. So GEFA approved the sole sourcing.”

Total cost for all three projects comes in at $988,508 and all three were approved unanimously by the Elberton City Council Monday evening.