Sewer expansion set to begin
The Warm Springs Public Service District completed the loan closing on the long- planned wastewater treatment plant upgrade and line extension project on February 28.
Bonds have been issued in the amounts of $10,390,000 from the West Virginia Infrastructure & Jobs Development Council and $3 million from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The remainder of the financing is a grant from the Infrastructure & Jobs Council for $2,450,000.
The contract for the plant upgrade has been awarded to Beitzel Corporation of Grantsville, Md. The sewer line contract has been awarded to Glenn Johnston, Inc. of McKeesport, Pa.
The duration of the construction at the plant will last as long at 13 months, with substantial completion within 12 months, according to Rodney Hovermale, manager of the sewer system.
Glenn Johnston, Inc. expects to complete the installation of the sewer lines in about six months, but connections
will not be allowed until the new treatment plant is operational.
Beitzel Corporation is expected to start demolition
and prep work at the treatment plant on Hancock Road around March 30. Johnston employees are currently staking out the new sewer
lines, and are expected to start digging by the last week in March.
The new lines will be installed in the Grove Heights/ Lakewood Hills area, Martin Terrace and the south-ern end of Fairview Drive, including Woodside, OK Acres, Fairview and Key Acres subdivisions. The new hospital site will also be served.
These areas will be messy for a while during construction, but should be back to normal in a relatively short time, according to Warm Springs officials.
Questions regarding the project can be directed to the Warm Springs office at 304-258-4118.