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November 9, 2013

Fairview water-extension project is near completion

Additional wells are needed to service customers

FAIRMONT — The finish line is in sight for Fairview’s water-extension project.

Ken Smittel, inspector of the project, said he hopes everything will be complete by the end of the year. The project that will provide water to an additional 140 or so residents in Fairview has been in the works since May 2012.

“With the project, there are just a few items remaining,” he said. “But the infrastructure is pretty much complete.”

All of the water pipes have been placed, inspected and tested. Smittel said all that is left is to get the additional wells needed to service customers.

To get that part of the project completed, Smittel said the bid to work on it must be accepted and awarded to a contracting company.

“From what I understand, the bid has been accepted,” he said. “Now it’s just a matter of getting the official award out to that company.”

Smittel said the contractor who has won the bid stated in the contract that it would take 30 days to complete the project from the day it is awarded.

“My guess is that the official award will go out next week,” he said. “I would say we’re within a month, month and a half of having the wells online. Hopefully, during that time we don’t have any other hiccups.”

Smittel said once the wells are in place and working, the next step is to make sure they are producing enough water as well as good, quality water.

“Right now the water that the town has would not be able to support all of the additional customers it has,” he said.

For as long as this project has taken, Smittel said it has stayed within the budget, which was roughly $4 million.

“Even though the project completion date is over we’re still within budget,” he said.

Smittel said there are residents who are still getting water by trucks bringing it in. He said his goal is to get them serviced as soon as possible.

“It’s unfortunate that the project has gone over and not been able to get completed especially with the holidays coming up,” he said.

Once the bid is awarded, Smittel said he wants to work with the contractor to get the wells online sooner than expected.

“With weather permitting, I’m hoping we can speed up work,” he said. “The reality is you just never know.”

A construction meeting for the project is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Fairview Town Hall.

Email Emily Gallagher at egallagher@timeswv.com or follow her on Twitter @EGallagherTWV.

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