Hydrant for Mill Spring fire goes out to bid

Published 1:44 pm Thursday, January 10, 2013

Polk County Commissioners on Monday, Jan. 7 approved going out to bid on a water line extension so the Mill Spring Fire Department can have a fire hydrant.

The water line extension was one of the new board of commissioners’ first actions after being sworn into office in December.

During Monday’s meeting, interim county manager Marche Pittman said the plan is to run a 6-inch water line for the fire hydrant that would come from Hwy. 108. He said it is approximately 840 linear feet off the county’s 24-inch water line. Marche also told commissioners that there could be flow issues with the fire hydrant but county engineer Dave Odom will explain the potential issues to the fire department.

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Odom has estimated the water line extension at $29,150.

The timeline is estimated at one week for the design, one week to bid and six weeks for the approval process for a total of eight weeks until ground breaking.

The Mill Spring Fire Department is located near the intersection of Highways 9 and 108.