Sewer repair OK’d for Wynnmeade subdivision

A company will soon begin performing sewer rehabilitation work in one of Peachtree City’s oldest neighborhoods.

A contract for the work was awarded this week to Inland Water Pollution Control for $101,775 by the city’s Water and Sewer Authority.

Inland was actually the second lowest-bidder by $706, but the low bid was thrown out since it did not acknowledge several changes that were made to the plan after the initial bid documents were transmitted, WASA officials said.

A total of eight contractors submitted bids for the project, which came in well under the budgeted amount. WASA had set aside $224,000 for the project.

The goal of the project is to prevent “inflow and infiltration” that occurs when rainwater enters the pipes through cracks during storms, officials said.

WASA also awarded a $70,238 contract for closed circuit TV inspection services to All Pipeline TV. That figure, which was the lowest bid, was also under WASA’s original budget by nearly $30,000.

Part of the savings is due to the elimination of mobilization charges, which is in part because the same company is performing similar services for the Peachtree City Stormwater Department.

The agency is increasing the amount of sewer pipe that will be inspected under the contract compared to the amount inspected last year, said WASA General Manager Stephen Hogan. If necessary, the contract can be expanded somewhat at a later date to increase the linear footage of pipe inspections, Hogan said.

All Pipeline TV is the same contractor that performed the work for WASA last year, officials said.

In other business, WASA board members briefly discussed the retention of its audio recordings and agreed to discuss the matter further at a future meeting. Board member Phil Mahler suggested keeping the recordings for three years, arguing it would help protect the authority from a liability perspective.