Paw Paw sewer project likely to begin in Sept.
The contract for the Paw Paw sewer system improvements project is expected to be awarded on August 28, said project manager Clay Riley of Thrasher Engineering. The project will probably start in September.
The lowest bidder was J. F. Allen Company from Buckhannon, whom Riley recommended to the Paw Paw Town Council for the contract.
The work involves upgrades to the main pump station including new pumps, repairing the existing line and upgrading the force main which pumps through the sewage.
They will also be replacing the sewer lines in the middle of some streets and also in some secondary grassy areas in the north end of town. Sewer line replacement work was done several years ago in the south end of town, Riley said. Streets will be torn up during the work, he said.
Streets that will have sewer line replacements are Wilson Street, Potomac Street, part of River Street, Lee Street, Amelia Street, Jackson Street, Winchester Street, Depot Street, the intersection of Route 9 and Lee and Jackson Streets, a short stretch of Bevans Lane and Bullet Alley from Wilson Street about half-way up.
How many streets will be done at once is up to the contractor, but the work is normally done street by street, Riley said. They may do a couple of streets at one time, depending on the number of crews they have.
The town’s sewer system improvements and sewer line replacements will cost a total of $2 million.
The Town of Paw Paw received $1.5 million in grants from the Small Cities Block Grant through the West Virginia Development Office and the Governor, Riley said. They received a $500,000 loan from the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council.
Riley estimated the project’s completion would be sometime during the summer of 2013.