Water and Sewage line improvements continue in Peru

— The town has approved a contract to replace the water main serving residents on McDonald Place and North Bend Road, and is considering work on the Locust Drive sewer line.

“Engineering ventures has reviewed the bids, reviewed the low bid and found it acceptable. The town should meet with the low bidder. We recommend the town issue a notice of award to Northern Snow and Dirt Inc,” Peru Supervisor Peter Glushko said.

Northern Snow and Dirt of New York City, won the contract with the lowest bid of $173,333 for the McDonald Place water lines.

”Our biggest concern is water quality, we've been under the gun forever for water quality; people complaining about water quality in the past, it has gotten better now,” Glushko said. “We're trying to fix that once and for all.”

Superintendent of Water and Sewer, Gregory Timmons, said that a portion of the district he’d still like to see addressed is the sewage project on Locust Drive.

Timmons put before the town board on Monday to also incorporate a small sewer line extension to relocate a man hole about 120 feet to take sewer lines out of “Originally they put allot of lines through back yards, just like the concrete water mains, this is actually underneath the old water main lines, and some of the orangeburg lines that go across two or three properties, because they go across two or three properties and there are a couple of people hooked up to these lines it’s also our problem to do something with these lines if something goes wrong,” Timmons said.

“Rather than digging in someone's back yard every time something goes wrong, we have a solution that could resolve this. I'd like to do something about this now because if he wants to pave this street we aren't digging at fresh pavement again in a year,” Timmons said.

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