City to save on waterline purchase

By Leah Wankum/Richmond News Editor

Richmond could get a “good deal” on a portion of the 16-inch water main the city is replacing.

The city budgeted for Fiscal Year 2018 funds to replace 2,100 feet of the city’s 16-inch water main – which runs past Henkel and has had multiple breaks and leaks, according to city staff. Public Works Superintendent Dale Shipp told the Richmond City Council before it voted at its Oct. 10 meeting that prices for pipeline are expensive now, but city staff found a deal with Core and Main to purchase 1,000 feet of pipeline at $26.60 per foot, or $26,600.

“With the changes and the oil prices due to the shutdowns with the hurricanes in the Gulf, the cost per foot for pipe has just been skyrocketing,” Shipp told the council, adding that costs have reached almost $40 per foot.

The complete story is in the Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 Richmond News.

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