BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Another water line replacement project is needed and a preliminary engineering study will be done next year, Mayor Susan J. Webster said at Tuesday night's Bath Town Council meeting.
Webster said the cost should be about $2.4 million, and a new water rate structure will help pay the debt.
Pipes are leaking outside of town limits, she said, and repairs were made six times last week on Concord Street. Other areas on U.S. 522 South, Biser Street, Harrison Avenue and around Jimstown Road have leaking pipes, she said.
About 21,000 linear feet of water lines is to be replaced, which is about 5,000 more than the last project that ended in July, Webster said.
Councilman David Crosby said because of the continued leaks, the current moratorium on new water taps will remain in effect. He said about 400 new taps are on the waiting list.