Southside Public Water Authority meets, takes action on moving forward with sewer expansion

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The Southside Public Water Authority (SPWA) met Tuesday night, June 9, for a regular monthly board meeting. Among the agenda items, standard monthly financial and system total reports were reviewed and approved for the months of March, April, and May, according to a press release from the SPWA.

Matthew Dunn, president of Crist Engineers, presented an update on the sewer expansion project targeting properties along Arkansas Highway 25/Heber Springs Road, as well as properties on Fred Street. Of the 51 homes targeted, 46 have agreed to connect to the sewer service as it becomes available.

According to Dunn, the total project is estimated to cost $1,144,000. The board unanimously voted to accept the estimated cost summary as presented by Dunn and to enter into an engineering agreement with Crist Engineers.

The expansion project will be funded from part of the $3.46 million construction fund acquired from the sale of water and sewer revenue improvement and refunding bonds.

In other business, Manager Scott Williams notified the board of some deterioration to the brackets holding the SWPA’s 12-inch steel water line that spans the White River Bridge.

This line provides for the interconnection between the Southside Public Water Authority and Batesville Water Utilities.

Beverly’s Construction submitted a quote of $43,500, which the board unanimously voted to accept. Repairs will take place later this year.

Featured image via SPWA.org

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