‘W’ Street waterline improvements contract will be awarded

Washougal council decision is expected Monday

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A waterline improvements project is expected to address pressure deficiencies on the east side of Washougal.

Integrity Excavation and Construction, of Battle Ground, submitted “the most qualified, low bid,” according to interim Public Works Director Jim Dunn. The bid is $663,762.

The city received a total of six bids, with the highest coming in at $806,172 by Moore Excavation, Inc., of Portland. The original estimate for the project was $705,000, by Wallis Engineering.

It will involve replacing some older pipes and installing pressure relief valves on “W” Street, between 32nd and 49th streets. The project is expected to be completed by September 2012.

The “W” Street project is among the water, sewer and storm water projects that will be paid for with bonds. In April, city council members approved the issuance of water and sewer revenue bonds in the amount of $16.1 million.

Other funded projects include the “E” Street waterline replacement ($1.2 million) and zone 4 reservoir construction ($2.27 million). The $84,000 expansion of the city’s sewer utility shop and storm water projects throughout the city are also included on the funding list.

The City Council is expected to vote on the “W” Street bid during its next regular meeting Monday, at 6 p.m., in the council chambers at City Hall, 1701 “C” St.