Thomasville Times Enterprise

Homepage

February 1, 2014

$1,544,785 in contracts awarded for city water work

THOMASVILLE — As part of Thomasville’s ongoing initiative to enhance and expand its water infrastructure, the city awarded a contract for $1,544,785 to Blankenship Contracting of Dothan, Ala., to construct a 1,300-foot-long, 16-inch-diameter water main.

Construction, which begins Monday, is expected to be completed within about six months.

The new water main, which will connect the Pavo Road elevated water tank with the Bennett Street elevated water tank, will serve as an additional dedicated water transmission line while also providing system redundancy to the city’s water supply network.

“Two main benefits to this project are that if we encounter a problem in one area of our water network, we will have the ability reroute the water through our redundant lines and maintain the supply to our citizens and fire hydrants,” said City Engineer Jerry Pionessa.

The new water main is part of a series of water- and wastewater-related projects that total about $24.9 million in improvements.

The initiative is funded by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority’s Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Loan programs. The funding serves as a 20-year, low-interest rate loan, of which $1.5 million is eligible for principal forgiveness.

“We have a large number of improvement projects which are going on simultaneously throughout our community, including the construction of a new, deep-water well, a new water tank in the Red Hills Business Park and the construction of an additional 12-inch water main. These projects are vital as they will give our community the ability to serve future development and growth, in addition to an extra layer of protection in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise,” Pionessa said.

“While these projects take place, some roadways and public amenities may be affected,” he explained.

Areas to be affected by the new 16-inch water main include:

• Pavo Road, directly across from the elevated water tank

• Railroad crossing between Pavo Road and Commercial Drive on U.S. 19

• Railroad crossing by Publix on Pine Tree Boulevard

• Railroad crossing on Covington Avenue

• Back section of the Cherokee Lake walking trail

• Remington Avenue/Kern Street intersection

• Bennett Street, from Remington Avenue to the elevated water tank

“For the most part, construction will follow the path of the railroad as it makes its way through town,” Pionessa said. “We are going to do our best to minimize any inconvenience during this process. However, we ask that citizens plan for delays or choose alternate routes while construction is taking place.”

 

1
Text Only
Homepage
lenrob

Len Robinson, 73, broadcasts from the WPAX studio on a recent morning.

Local News
SUPER TROOPER

The local group that journeyed through Philmont Scott Ranch included Ron Alligood, Carl Blackmore, Mark Blackmore, Liam Foster, Scott Foster, Trenton Newman, Curt Wilson, Dave Anderson, Sullivan Anderson, Christian Bell, Johnny Bell, Austin Falconer, Trey Falconer, Will Ladson, Christopher Watt, Phillip Watt, Harrison Wright, Carson Allen, Max Beverly, Max Beverly Jr. Marshall Jones, W. Powell Jones, Hill Turner, Russell Turner Jr. Geoffrey Preston Young and Preston McDowell Young.

Calendar of events
Local Sports
Obituaries
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Joy Fills Streets of Cleveland As LeBron Returns Proposed Bill to Regulate NY Costumed Characters WH: LeBron's Move a 'Powerful Statement' Ana Ortiz on 'Devious Maids' Finale CDC Addresses Lab Safety Problems Texas Shooting Suspect Collapses in Court Death Toll Tops 100 As Israel Offense Continues LeBron James Says He's Returning to Cavaliers Man Flees Police in World Cup Scalping Scheme Robot Writes Jewish Torah Scroll Raw: Israel, Gaza Exchange Rocket Fire More Immigrants Detained Along Rio Grande World Cup Final Pits Argentina Against Germany Police: Prostitute Linked to 2nd Death Thousands Attend NYC Firefighter's Funeral Art of Haitian Machete Fighting Revived Raw: Australia Hosts Annual Beer Can Regatta Mass. Mayor: Families Lost Everything in Fire Fans Dying to Be Near Jazz Greats Robots Gearing Up for Their Own 'World Cup'
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Photos


Poll

Do you think the illegal immigrant children who have poured across America's southern border in recent days should be returned to their native land?

Yes
No
     View Results
NDN Video
Cleveland welcomes home LeBron Houston Killer Collapses in Court When Read Capital Murder Charges for Allegedly Killing Family of Six Worst Valet Ever Wrecks $500K Lamborghini Glee Star Becca Tobin's Boyfriend Matt Bendik Found Dead in Hotel Aerial fish restocking in Utah ScarJo Channels Marilyn Monroe Obama Responds to Hecklers on Immigration Tiny Hamsters Who Ate Burritos are Back for a Tiny Hedgehog's Party Watch Kelly Ripa Get Soaked! 'Referee' Hands Out Yellow Cards for Social Faux Pas in NYC 2014 Emmy Nominees: 8 Snub Shockers Emma Watson Is Va-Va-Voom in Valentino 7 Infamous Sports Blowouts Argentina tops Holland in World Cup semifinals News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash Emmy Nominations: What to Watch For 'Game of Thrones' Leads 66th Emmy Awards Nominations Photographic 'Proof' That LeBron Is Leaving Miami - @TheBuzzeronFOX Elephant Pool Party at The Oregon Zoo Must-See! Berry and Fallon Form Human Hamster Wheel