Water service to be available in November

Friday, August 7, 2009

CORNERSVILLE - Water service is to be available in November for residents along Lynnville Highway, according to the superintendent of the Lewisburg Water and Wastewater Department.

"The water line is all in the ground," utility Superintendent Kenneth Carr said Tuesday. "Water is flowing in the pipeline but not to customers because the pipes are being tested and a small leak was found."

However, the water line project along Highway 129 is more than a pipeline, Carr said. There's to be a water tank and a pumping station.

"The pad for the water tank was complete this week," the superintendent said. "They should have started the pad for the pumping station this week."

Hawkins and Price Contractors of Wartrace was hired by Lewisburg to build the $1 million pipeline. Lewisburg's utility is building the 6.5-mile pipeline because it bought the utility in Cornersville.

Lewisburg's Water and Wastewater Board is scheduled to meet next on Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. when Councilman Hershel Davis will preside at the utility meeting.

In other upcoming utility business, bids will be opened on Aug. 26 for the construction of a sewer rehabilitation project in the vicinity of Lewisburg Public Housing units near Silver Street.