The City of Colman is preparing for crews to start phase one of the over two-million-dollar water and sewer project that will take place in the middle third of town starting when the ground thaws.
The council has worked towards getting this project under way for several months but really hit the issue hard starting in July when they hired Clark Engineering to come in and survey the land.
After Clark Engineering finished their business, they informed the city of many things including what they believe should be the cost of doing phase one of the project. According the engineering firm, the water and sewer replacement aspect of the project should cost right around $2.3 million with the sewer aspect making up most of that cost at $2.1 million.
The other aspect of phase one includes replacing and installing new water meters in all the homes. The new water meters will use a wireless signal to read all of the new meters right from City Hall. The cost of the meter project will depend on the prices that companies give the city when they open the project up for bidding later this month.
Phase one of the project will replace the almost 100-year-old sewer lines from the far east side of South 2nd Street all the way down Highway 34 by T&R Electric. The city plans on having construction start as soon as the ground thaws in early spring.
Phase two and three of the project have yet to be scheduled but the City plans on getting the two phases completed as quickly as possible to cut down on the construction time and inconvenience inside city limits.