BIG SPRING, Texas (BIG2/FOX24) – The City of Big Spring is continuing to make progress toward better water quality.
“We’re out in West Texas. We’re out in the desert, so water quality is going to be an issue for any city out here. You know, we’re doing the best we can. We have an aging delivery system,” said Mayor, Shannon Thomason.
The City Council chose a bid for the Water Line Replacement Project at their regular meeting on Tuesday. The contract will be with Lupe Rubio Construction Co. Inc. at $890,254.80. This project will be replacing almost a mile long of water pipelines.
“It’s gonna be good, I think it’s going to be real good. It’s something that needs to get done,” said Councilman, Doug Hartman of District 2.
There will be a 6-inch line added on the residential delivery line of Lamar Street, a 10-inc line added at the water treatment plant, and a 20-inch line added on Donley Street. A woman’s car had plunged, head first, into the ground when a part of Donley Street caved in due to a water pipeline leak.
“Hopefully less shutdown because of broken mains,” said Thomason. “In addition, we hope to see some improvement in water quality in those areas.”
The initial estimate for the project was 1.1 million dollars. However, with money leftover from the budget, the council may consider amending the budget to add another road in the next council meeting.
“We’re working on it, and we hope to get some improvement in place,” said Thomason.