$1.64 Million Mosheim Waterline Replacement Project Should Be Finished By Spring Or Early Summer
BY O.J. EARLY
A $1.64 million project aimed at providing more dependable waterlines in the Town of Mosheim is more than halfway complete.
The project began in July 2013, and should be finished by late spring or early summer of this year.
"No new customers are being added," said Cathy Walden, of W&W Engineering. "But the project will provide a more reliable system for the town."
Old lines in the town, which have been plagued with maintenance problems, are currently being replaced, Walden said. All water meters in the town will be replaced with drive-by automatic-read meters, she added.
Merkel Brothers Construction Co. is installing the waterlines. Bids for meter installation begin in February and will be completed this year.
Work related to the project has slowed traffic in parts of Mosheim. Traffic on sections of the Blue Springs Parkway, for example, have been funneled into one lane.
The Mosheim Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a bid of $1.05 million submitted in May 2013 for the waterline project.
The project is funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Tennessee State Revolving Loan Program and other grant funds.
W&W Engineering provided design services for the project.