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Town of Bath water pipe project bids opened

June 22, 2006|by TRISH RUDDER

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Six contractors bid on the Town of Bath's water pipe replacement project at Wednesday's special town council meeting, and Cowgirl Up Inc. of Flemington, W.Va., was the low bidder with a bid of $2,089,567, a town official said.

An earlier bidding process was held last month, but the bids were too high and were not accepted by the town.

Margie McCumbee, the Bath town clerk, said Randy Watson of Thrasher Engineering, which will oversee the project, will review the figures and make a recommendation to the town.

A decision will be made at a special council meeting on June 26, Mayor Susan Webster had said. "Unless there is solid reason not to," the town will go with the lowest bidder, she said.

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About $1.5 million is available for the water pipe replacements, said Councilman David Crosby, who heads up the town's Finance Committee, and the town will have to obtain more money to fund the project, he said.

About 90 percent of the 100-year-old water pipes are to be replaced and the project start date is early fall, Webster has said.

Berkeley Springs Water Works, the water department, is owned and operated by the Town of Bath.

The Town of Bath is the government inside Berkeley Springs.

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