The next step has been taken for Algood to improve public water services for Green Mountain residents.
The city council awarded the work to Mofield Brothers Construction at a $387,800 bid. City Administrator Keith Morrison said after additional engineering and environmental fees, the cost will be about $20,000 over budget.
“There will be about 15 new taps installed for this,” Morrison said. “But then, there is also some on the existing line that have issues with pressure, so this will help them as well. So I would say there is probably 20 to 25 people that benefit.”
Morrison said the project would also allow future residential growth. Morrison said the notice of award has been signed by the mayor, so next is a meeting with the contractor for a start date.
The city’s original cost estimate for the project was $417,000. A total of three contractors submitted bids. Putnam County Commission in October approved some of the county’s American Rescue Plan money to offset costs.