By Tia Lynn Ivey, Managing Editor
The City of Madison voted to spend $136,000 in labor costs to complete the second phase of the Buckhead Road Water Main project. The city will also purchase the materials for the project, bringing the total cost to about $250,000.
“It’s a good clean project,” said City Manager David Nunn.
The first phase of the project extended the Buckhead Road Water Main to the new soccer complex. The second phase will extend the water main another 7,000 feet, all the way down to Buckhead Manor.
“It’s 7,000 feet, five fire hydrants and a few valves,” said City Manager David Nunn. “This will tie our city’s water system together. Anytime you can tie your water system together like this it’s better. The water quality is better. Water pressure is better. Flow is better.”
According to Nunn, the project will begin on Dec. 16. The project was anticipated in this year’s budget at $400,000.
“We are getting a good price,” said Nunn, noting the project is coming in about $150,000 less than the city budgeted.
Nunn also noted that residents in Buckhead Manor has problems with high water pressure and this Buckhead Road Water Main extension should regulate water pressure in the area.