Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Some of Gwinnett's oldest neighborhoods could soon be free from worry about older water pipes breaking.
Commissioners approved two water main projects and two sewer main projects to replace miles of break-prone pipes in areas near Snellville, Lilburn and Norcross.
"We use data like the age and type of pipe and frequency of repairs and service disruptions to get the best return on investments in pipe replacements," said Jeff Boss, field operations director with Gwinnett's Department of Water Resources,
G.S. Construction Inc. got the $1.1 million job in the Forest Vale, Pebble Creek and Johnson Estates neighborhoods, while work at Hermitage Plantation went to The Dickerson Group, the lowest bidder at $675,087.
At a total of about half a million dollars, the two sewer project include new sections of gravity sewer lines following video inspection for roots, corrosion, grease and sediment.
Metals and Materials Engineers received a contract for a project near Norcross at a price of $312,624, and M.V.P. Piping Co.was awarded the $230,929 contract for work in the Paper Mill Road area near Lawrenceville.