Design for sewer line repairs at city fire stations in process

The City Commission awarded a $14,411 professional services contract to Falls Mechanical Services last week for the rehabilitation of sewer lines and three of the city’s four fire stations.

In December, commissioners awarded a contract to Falls Mechanical to evaluate the condition of the sewer lines at all four stations.

Mikaela Schultz in the city’s engineering office said the company scoped all of the lines and provided design schematics and cost estimates of what they found.

The investigation was started after reports of issues at two of the stations last year.

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Schultz said the city is proceeding with plans to fix the sewer lines at stations 1, 2 and 4. The investigation showed that the sewer line at station 3 was in decent shape and the city will address that line when they remodel the kitchen and dorm area of that station, Schultz said.

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The project is in the final design and construction documentation phase now and Schultz said the plan is to seek bids for construction this summer.

The sewer lines are embedded at the station and Schultz said part of the design phase will be deciding if they can be lines or if they’ll have to cut the floor to access the pipes for repair. But, based on where the lines are located, cutting the floor wouldn’t be disruptive to operations.