Bonifay strives to finish water/sewer line project by April 7

Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:52 PM.

BONIFAY — The Bonifay City Council approved to pay $2,300 to replace manholes on McGee Street during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday.

City Grant Writer Bob Jones informed the council that so far they were under budget. They were awarded $566,000 and have spent $480,000. Jones said if this continued it was possible to expand to add an additional area to the project, however advised the Council that it was still too much that could happen between this area and the next.

One of the best occurrences because of the grant, said Jones, was the replacement of the asbestos water line on Weeks Street.

City Superintendent Jack Marell asked if it was possible that they would be finished by April 7, saying that it didn’t seem possible to him.

Jones assured him that if the progress remained steady that the April 7 deadline was more then possible.

Council member Adren Granger, Jr. asked if anyone else was receiving complaints about water containing fluoride, becoming brown or containing dirt.

“That’s something commonly found when water lines are being replaced,” said Mayor Lawrence Cloud. “More then likely the sediment they are seeing is chlorine sediment that has been knocked loose during the pipe replacement.”

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