(Harlan) The Harlan City Council rejected the bid for the 2013 Sewer Rehabilitation project Tuesday night. Harlan City Administrator Terry Cox says the bid to do work on the sanitary sewer line came in about $80,000 more than the estimate.
“The estimate was $330,000, and the bid came in at $409,000 for the project,” stated Cox. “We have 14-sewer mains that need to be dug up and fixed and over haul the old joints that are wearing out.”
The main reason for the jump was the increase in the cost for 6,500 air tests. The price went for $22.00 to $33.00 per test.
Cox says they will re-bid it for a bigger project which may attract more companies in January of next year.
June 19, 2013