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Sparta to Continue Sewer Improvement Efforts
The Sparta Board of Aldermen and Mayor approved the purchasing of a bush hog Thursday. (File Photo)

Sparta to Continue Sewer Improvement Efforts

The City of Sparta will look to lease a metering and gauge system and purchase a new bush hog.

Mayor Jeff Young said the purchases will keep sewer improvements on track.

“That is a company that will actually lease us the pieces of equipment. And it’s a metering system, it gauges flow, depth of fluids in the pipes and things like that,” Young said. “And that lets us gather information so we know where we need to do work.”

The City of Sparta will have to solicit bids for a metering and gauge system lease.

Young said the bush hog can allow the city to maintain the sewer system.

“It is basically a really heavy-duty bush hog to do some clearing. Some of our sewer lines lie in areas that very seldom getting traffic on,” Young said. “So they get overrun with kudzu and vines and things like that so this will allow us to clear those paths.”

Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the city would not have to solicit bids for the bush hog.

“I spoke with several dealers today and it ranges from $7,000 to $10,000. One gave me a price of $7,500,” Quick said. “And the other one said they started around $6,950 and go to $10,000. So it will be less than $10,000.”

The Sparta Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the purchasing and soliciting of bids Thursday.

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