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Palmerton to receive bids on sewer main project

Published October 18. 2011 05:01PM

Palmerton will soon receive prices on a sanitary sewer main project.

The borough will accept bids until 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24, at which time they will be publicly opened and read.

As per the project, there will be removal and replacement of about 480 lateral feet of 10-inch terra cotta sanitary sewer main with new 10-inch PVC sanitary sewer main.

The project will also remove and replace existing brick manhole MH 34A with a new precast concrete manhole; reconnect a new sanitary sewer main to the existing sewer main, service laterals, and existing manhole MH 39, and the installation of one new precast concrete manhole.

Also included are spot repairs to existing sewer mains at five locations throughout the borough. The project will also include all 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.

"As part of our rehabilitation of our sewer plant, we also televised all of our collector lines," Danielson said. "We identified a few places where the line is in bad shape, and addressing the more urgent areas."

Danielson said the borough anticipates the project will exceed $100,000. It will be paid for from the borough's sewer capital project fund, he said.

"The biggest part is one line in the West End that will be replaced," he said. "Most of it is spot work here and there, but some sections amount to a little more."

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