GALION — Galion City Council authorized an emergency water line project during its Sept. 27.
Residents of Crew Avenue have been complaining of high levels of rust in their water. The line was flushed several times, but further inspection revealed issues with the age of the water main.
Ord. 2016-86 authorized a contract with RA Bores Excavating, Inc., to install new water lines on Crew Avenue without formal bidding. The legislation stated: “A real and present emergency exists in the Crew Avenue area with the water distribution system as a result of partial blockages.”
The project includes the installation of 2,426 lineal feet of eight-inch water line, three fire hydrant assemblies, re-connection of 14 short water services, re-connection of 13 long water services and restoration of tree lawn, driveways and pavement in streets.
The legislation passed unanimously as an emergency. The amount of the project is not to exceed $100,000.
Council also passed Ord. 2016-85 to approve a $76,000 transfer within the Water Fund. Councilman Tom Fellner said it relates to the water line replacement. “I think it’s particularly important we get this passed,” he said.
RA Bores will begin preliminary work on the project this week.
For residents who would like more information about the project, there will be a public meeting held Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.