by Peter Bodley
The Coon Rapids City Council has started the ball rolling for two sewer system projects planned in 2012.
One is the replacement of a sanitary sewer lift station and the other is the sanitary sewer relining program.
The council has approved the hiring of SEH, Inc. to provide engineering services for both projects.
According to Steve Gatlin, public service director, Lift Station 1, located at 923 88th Ave. N.W., has been chosen for replacement.
It serves the extreme southwest portion of the city, west of East River Road.
SEH will prepare a preliminary design report, plans and specifications, bidding assistance and construction inspection services, Gatlin said.
The project will be bid in the spring of 2012 with construction to start in early summer and completion by the fall, he said.
The estimated project cost is $600,000 with SEH’s contract costing $68,305.
The sewer relining project, scheduled to take place in several areas of the city next year, has an estimated price tag of $950,000.
According to Gatlin, the relining will take place in areas where the clay pipe sanitary sewer has significant maintenance programs.
Plans are to go out for bids on the project in early summer for a late summer construction start and construction by the fall of 2012, Gatlin said.
Both projects will be funded from the city’s sanitary sewer utility fund.