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Project Will Bring Municipal Water To About 160 Homes

By Staff | Nov 26, 2014

Members of Grandview-Doolin PSD, engineers, and contractors gathered Nov. 20 to discuss and sign contracts involving a multi-million dollar waterline extension project that is slated to begin in the next few weeks.

One year from now, approximately 160 more residences in Wetzel County may have municipal water.

That was the bottom line of a special informational meeting held Thursday in Proctor regarding the Grandview-Doolin Public Service District waterline extension project.

The Trasher Group, Inc., specifically project engineers Randy Watson and Robert Hebb, out of Bridgeport, W.Va., is in charge of engineering on the multi-million dollar project.

Watson went over several items, including each contract of the project. Contract #1 is described as state Route 7, American Ridge, St. Joseph Ridge, Proctor Creek Road, and Fish Creek Extension. The contractor of this $4,093,176.50 contract is Litman Excavating. Contract #2 involves the construction of a new 350 GPM water treatment plant. The amount of the contract with Rover Construction is $2,429,750. Contract #3 involves the painting of the existing Goddard, St. Joseph, Doolin, and Mason water storage tanks and the fencing of all tanks. This contract was awarded to Central Painting and Sandblasting for $215,120.80. Contract #4, for $169,916.19, was given to National Road Utility Supply. Contract #4 involves the radio meter readers. Contract #5 involves the installation of 54,000 and 30,000 gallon water storage tanks for $468,500 by Welding, Inc.

It was estimated that Litman Excavating would begin its portion of the project in the next few weeks, with Contract #2 and Contract #3 beginning in the spring when the weather is warmer.

Anthony Parks, Grandview-Doolin PSD Board Director and Treasurer stated that the project will involve 27 miles of new pipe. Grandview-Doolin PSD Operator/Manager Ron Brill said it is anticipated that the job will be done by December 2015, depending on weather.

Grandview-Doolin is “happy to get the job done.,” said Gordon Myers, chairman of Grandview-Doolin PSD.