Heath Springs preps for water line replacement effort

The town of Heath Springs is preparing for the latest phase of its water line replacement efforts.

Town Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday, Oct. 16, meeting to accept the lowest bid from contractors interested in performing the work.  Bids were recently submitted to the Catawba Regional Council of Governments, which awards Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to municipalities.

Town officials don’t yet know the bid amount, though Mayor Ann Taylor said she’s been told C&W Construction Inc. will be selected.  The decision is pending state approval, she said.

C&W Construction performed two of the town’s first three replacement phases.

The fourth phase will target Hart Street, Liberty Street and other roads on the town’s eastern end.

Taylor said once the town accepts the official bid – which may be next month – the work could be under way before the end of the year.

The town received the CDBG grant last year.  However, the project couldn’t go out for bids until the town received easements from all of the affected residents, allowing crews to dig holes on their property.

Taylor is happy to see things move forward.

“I’m delighted because we’ve had old pipes all over town,” she said.  “Nobody here remembers when they were put in.”

 By Jesef Williams, Staff Reporter with The Lancaster News