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BPW Holds June Meeting, Water System Working Well

Positive reports came from Holden Water Superintendent Tony Lerda when the Holden Board of Public Works held its monthly meeting June 7.

Lerda told the Board all but 15 of the new water meters had been installed, and those would require excavation.

He went on to say there are a few larger meters requiring some reconfiguration, but he was investigating the most cost-effective way of handling them.

The water system, itself is working well, he said.

However, the cost of chemicals has gone up due to taste and odor control.

Lerda then told the Board the MECO Engineering contract that was received.

He said the drinking water contract is to prepare a preliminary engineering report for improvements to distribution system upgrades in the downtown area.

Lerda reminded the Board these improvements included eliminating the 6” main from Olive Street to Market Street and re-routing it down the alley, as well as to replace all 4” mains with 6” mains down to Pine Street.

He said this will create a full clean water pipe loop for sanitation and fire flow.

The contract total is $17,000 for the preliminary engineering report.

Lerda told the Board that he hoped ARPA funds will be available to be used towards this cost…

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