A sanitary sewer main replacement project could cost Palmerton over $111,000.
The borough received eight bids for the project on Monday, with R-III Construction, Inc., of Nazareth, submitting the apparent low bid of $111,505.
That bid was $20,431 less than the next lowest proposal of $131,936, turned in by Dirt Work Solutions, LLC, of Slatington.
Other companies that bid were Wexcon, Inc. of Mohrsville ($140,400); JMT Environmental Technologies, Inc., of Lehigh Valley ($143,700); Barrasso Excavation, Inc., of Fleetwood ($157,530); RGC Development, of Bath ($168,400); Livengood Excavators, Inc., of Walnutport ($180,184); and Bellview Pump, of Walnutport ($182,000).
Borough council could award a bid for the project when it meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The project will consist of the removal and replacement of about 480 lateral feet of 10-inch terra cotta sanitary sewer main with new 10-inch PVC sanitary sewer main; remove and replacement of existing brick manhole MH 34A with a new precast concrete manhole; reconnecting new sanitary sewer main to the existing sewer main, service laterals, and existing manhole MH 39, and installing a new precast concrete manhole.
It will also include spot repairs to existing sewer mains at five locations throughout the borough, as well as excavation; removal and disposal of all existing excavated material; aggregate backfill; and site restoration.
Borough manager Rodger Danielson said the project is a component of the rehabilitation of the borough's sewer plant.
Danielson had said the borough anticipated the project – which will be paid from the borough's sewer capital project fund – would exceed $100,000.