Water woes continue to plague the Spring Avenue project

Winter may bring Spring Avenue project to a halt


October 6, 2022

Virginia Parker

On the left, water from under the street is being pumped from the bore hole into a container. The bore hole has been dug in preparation for Coleman Construction to bore under First Street. Now it's a matter of pumping enough groundwater out of the hole, making it possible to continue with the bore.

In April, the Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (CCIJPB) reviewed details of the Spring Avenue water line replacement project with T-O Engineers. This project involves replacing 1,800 feet of waterline from the old water treatment plant on South River to the intersection of 3rd and Spring Avenue.

When the project was in planning stages, the engineers saw the project as fairly straightforward. The main concern was supply chain shortages for materials such as 10 inch pipe, and fire hydrants. Because of the possible shortage of materials, the town agreed to put in a procurement order f...

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